By L. K. Craft
As a child I looked up to everyone
As a teen I looked up to many
As a young adult I looked up to few
Today I don't look up,
Instead I look outward at all..
Time and age changed me
I welcome disagreements and differences.
I have no desire to impose my view or beliefs on anyone.
Respectfully, I won't allow you to impose yours on me.
If you believe your wisdom is greater than mine,
Or that your expertise makes you more enlightened . . .
Trust in the way you live your life,
I will see you and may chose to learn from you.
Or maybe I won't, that is my right.
Do not talk at me,
Talk with me.
Do not threaten or manipulate me.
There is no beauty in such tactics.
We were all granted ‘free will.'.
I no longer offer mine up to be controlled,
Nor do I attempt to take control of others.
If Peace is ever to be a reality,
It will be at the threshold of true acceptance of differences.
Stop with the comparison, competition and rankings.
To compare is to devalue something against the other.
We are all just people wanting to love and be loved.
We live off the same oxygen,
And each will die when their heart stops at death.
We must learn to see everyone as equal. Copyright 2006 L.K. Craft
Understand that to be our brothers keeper,
We must learn how to be our brothers brother first,
Such relationship is built on love and respect.
And most of all, it's grants all the right to simply be free.