Why hide your love?

There is too much

Hate in this world

It’s what we’ve been taught

To somehow feel superior

To anything that differs

To our supposed ‘norm’

Standards are set

At an early age

Being blindly led

As we pick up the

Breadcrumbs of ignorance

Left by them gone ahead

The opposite

Of love is not hate

It’s indifference –

Having no care at all

It is a hard world

That we live in

But it’s one that

Was created by man

Each person we meet

Is a natural twin

Albeit wearing a different

Colour or shade of skin

We shamelessly compare

We gauge ourselves

By another’s worth

The house, the car

The clothes on our backs

When in truth it’s the

Simple things that we need

But so clearly lack

There is a social

Ladder for us to climb

And competition is rife

But do we really need

This kind of daily struggle

In our lives?

We are taught

To believe what we see

Our new Lord

Is now a 52 inch screen

Fed by politicians

Or computers games

Happy to give us

More ammunition

And point the snarly

Fingers of blame

Discard the papers

Turn off the TV

Use your ears to hear

And your eyes to see

Don’t be seduced

By inciteful fallacies

It taints your mind

And blackens your soul

Is it any wonder

That we never feel whole?

Lose the hate and instead

Seek out the love

Be thankful, be grateful

Feel blessed with what you hold

And what you have

When the cross gets heavy

Uplift another’s heart

In the only way

You know you should

By turn you’ll feel proud

And feel oh so good

You are one of many

And your voice alone

Might not be heard

But one plus one

And the numbers will grow

Uphold integrity

Spread humility

In any shape or form

And soon you will reap

Exactly what you sow

Laugh, sing and dance

Enjoy life and live

Because after all

Love is the only thing

We freely have to give

Sharon Carter-Wray

(30thMay 2018)

2 thoughts on “Why hide your love?

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  1. A poignant view of life today and bears a statement of where it has gone wrong for many, in pursuit of what is deemed modern day success.

    As in the poem, the pursuit of these goals it has complicated the lives of all, whether by sound,sight,smell,taste and touch.

    The domination of the few, has bought the many, under the former’s control: What this has highlighted, has been wholly expressed in the poem, of how complex life can become: When considered, then life is not simplified if ‘wants’ are more important than ‘needs’.

    The care, share expectancy every living being or other life form should be shown and/or experience, as the reason to exist in this world had failed, when war was declared by the few many centuries ago and continues to modern day life.

    In the above, all is questioning themselves and blaming each other…. The few and the many.

    I agree wholehearted with the sentiments, reflections and inspirations of the writer

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