I would change the stares, the whispers, the words
that exit an eye, a mouth without consequence
of how that exchange can change her life.
I would change the apathy, the indiffence, the exuses
made that allow the horrid texts, emails, nicknames
those words can ruin his life.
We are all humans. We are all on this earth together.
But we forget. We forget how smiles can brighten
one's day; we forget how snarky comments can push
our comrades to the extreme.
We forget. We forget the complexity of each others' lives.
We understand our own lives. We need to understand others'.
Divorces that shatter childhood---
Pictures that destroy lives---
Words that divide--
Deaths that reap havok---
I will change
the hate and anger and urmoil that run rampent in our world
I will create
laughter, smilies, hugs, kisses.
Why hate? Why label ourselves?
We're unique and different. But we're all human. We're all one.