a plea for more compassion and empathy

Poetry

The United States of America?
sometimes, it feels far from it.
now, this is not to be political,
but rather–a plea
to show more compassion and empathy
for those who suffer simply because of the color of their skin,
for those with pre-existing conditions;
more susceptible to the dangers of this pandemic,
for those who come here to seek the so-called “American dream
only to be met with unwelcoming remarks.
i hope we can all agree–
to refuse to live in a world in which we repeat history.
so enough with the incensed, hypocritical words and actions.
it is time we unlearn and re-learn ways
in which we can all play a role in positive change.

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