Haves and Have Nots
I have a child who is almost 9.
I have doctors.
I have congressional representatives.
I have judges.
I have directors of community outreach.
I have neighbors.
I like the idea of “Congress at My Corner”.
I have compassion.
I have a soul.
I have confusion.
I have sorrow.
I have conflict.
I have bitterness.
I even have something close to hate.
I do not have a gun.
I do not know the term “extended clip”.
I do not have a desire to hurt others.
I do not have a clear understanding of what brings folks to this point.
I do not have clarity.
I want to have hope:
that we are smarter than this,
that we can come together on the need to be civil in a civil land,
That we want more than this,
That human nature is better than this,
That, as a community, we can be more sane than this with
kindness, gentleness and self-control and holding each other accountable, rather than rhetoric of violence and hatred.
God, give me hope.
God, give us hope.