Fear or Love

poetry

Fear

The four letter word that gives rise to tyrants

Terrorists

And bigots

 

Fear

Our excuse for prejudice

Hate

And anger

Persecution of our neighbors

 

Fear

builds walls

prisons

and slums

Shackles the masses and silences our voices

 

Fear

Crowns kings

Starts wars

Ruins lives

Reasons injustice, murder and slavery

 

Is it better to be feared or loved?

 

Love

Gives rise to faith

Grace

And peace

 

Love

Tears down walls

Opens doors

Frees us from our prison

 

Love your neighbor

Pray for peace

Be courageous

Strong and free

 

Fear has no strength when we stand and fight

Fear has no hold when free men unite!