I do not want to
Shout or scream,
To rant or rage,
Against one man and what, or those
He stands for;
Right now I feel devoid of that
I want to hope..
But where do I place my hope today?
I have hope, for despite
The darkness of the world the sun has dared to shine,
Spring bulbs have dared to push their heads above the soil
And the cycle of life and death,
Love and loss go on,
I have hope because I must believe that
Love will triumph over hate,
That goodness is stronger than evil,
That truth is stronger than lies….
I have hope because concerns are being raised,
Voices are crying out for justice.
I have hope for many seek to
Build bridges not walls,
So I will not rant or rage today,
But I will pray,
I will pray for the growth and flowering of hope,
Of peace, of love, of light and life…
I will pray for the marginalised and the secure,
For the weak and the strong,
For the broken and those who pretend to be whole…
I will pray for this world in all
Of its beauty and terror,
That wonderful things might happen….
I will not rant and rage,
But quietly and confidently I will take your hand
Wiĺl you take mine?