Hate that creates distance between us
Must be challenged by all each day.
Name-calling and fear mongering
Is never the correct or moral way.
There cannot be anything so precious to possess,
Not power, love, money, or even fame,
That we are willing to hurt others by
Calling them by an awful, racist and sexist name.
Let us work together across race, gender, and class
In shrinking the distance between us today,
By acknowledging each other’s humanity
And by loving one another in God’s special way.
It means looking past our differences and
Embracing just how much I am just like you,
For, just as you crave to be loved and give love,
That’s my greatest hope in this life, too.
The color of my skin is just incidental, having
To do with where my ancestors were born.
So, don’t let it create a distance between us,
Instead, let us acknowledge that we all are one.