With Oneness We’ll See…

Terror strikes and violence erupts
A flash of news and the mind corrupts

Of pain and suffering, the images appear
The loss of many, some distant, some near

Tears then roll, and many hearts will ache
How soon though, the emotions will break

From candle light vigils and condolences
To empty condemnations, and grievances

The good and the bad, we cleverly divide
Putting ourselves in a position to preside

Quickly we judge, who’s wrong, who’s right
Having no knowledge of either’s plight

Selectively empathize, selectively blame
Reserving the right on who to defame

Not doused we have, but stoked the fire
Division and hate makes the situation dire

If violence we’re after, stop dividing right now
“With Oneness we’ll see”, do we solemnly avow?

Start within, there’s true peace to attain
The world will recover, only love will remain

Copyright © 2014 Pratish Shah (December 18, 2014)
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