We can’t look down on one another
We can’t just say, “rise” and consider that our part
We must either give each other a helping hand up
or lower ourselves down so we stand eye to eye.
True equality requires action,
not just words.
Sacrifice, humility, and encouragement
Shared power and access to resources:
These are the building blocks of a better tomorrow.
My front windshield is cracked,
has been for several months now.
Every now and again,
I have the money to fix it,
but end up spending the cash
on something else.
Yes, yes, we only have so many resources
I feel this a metaphor for something:
The world’s problems are vast and consuming,
and we can spend all our days chasing
after all kinds of things,
that seem good and productive at the time;
or, we can spend time fixing the windshields
of our lives.
Ah, yes. I can see clearly now.
The crack is gone.
while you yourself are sick
This is true service
when it costs us something