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Heart Revolution

POETRY | SPIRITUALITY

Be Not Burdened

Be love. Share love.

Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.~

look at their faces
see the anger they bear
is this the reflection
of love shared?

their souls have become heavy
their hearts turned to stone

look at their hands
see their clinched fists
can they undo the damage
of the hate they insist?

their souls have become blackened
their hearts left unatoned

look deep within yourself
see the spark of the Divine
can you learn to forgive them
so all souls intertwine?

be not burdened by their hatred
send them love, don’t condone

look into the caverns of your heart
see your own moments of despair
can you teach them how to mend
so they too learn to care?

share with them your wisdom
we are all one, and never alone

©2020 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

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Lori Carlson writes poetry, fiction, articles and personal essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, and the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to writing for Heart Revolution, Lori also writes for eighteen other publications here on Medium. Check out her personal Medium blog — Ravyne’s Nest.

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