Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty this hatred. How did it find us, did it steal into our lives or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us that we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war, hoping for their safe return but knowing some will be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name…is it your name?

We praise a leader that has to be sworn in with his hand on a bible he’s rarely opened. Give a pass to kids that disrespect each other when they’re young and ignore the cries of the girl in her bedroom because she’s not thin enough, smart enough, pretty enough. When did we lose the plan that god had for us to survive by needed one another? Social status controls your legacy instead of the way you treat someone. Gather the paper with dead presidents that you can’t take with you on the day of judgment…. Is it too late?

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