Because time and again, history has shown that compassion, peace, and love are shared and sparked by people who are awake.“Bridges”
By Mary Grace Bertulfo
Unpack your hidden tools, America.
Dust off your generosity of spirit,
your open-handed friendship,
your sense of possibility.
Reach beyond the din of hatred
to the still, peaceful place inside.
Remember the kindness
and frailty of your neighbors.
The angels of our better nature
Build, they say, build.
Build bridges between neighbors.
Embrace openly on the streets
the fortitude of love.
Our diversity makes us wiser.
Our diversity broadens our beauty.
Our diversity makes us richer.
So build, America, bridges.
300 million bridges built to unite neighbors
are stronger than
one wall built to separate us.
Today, right now,
unpack your tools of peace.
Extend your bridges to your neighbors
so that we may walk together
across this land
“Bridges” by Mary Grace Bertulfo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.mgbertulfo.com.