In a time of police brutality and presidential elections, Made In Stone writer and health guru Elise Cregg wrote a poem in the hopes of inspiring other people to look at the changes needed in the world and the changes we need to make within ourselves. Please read the poem, share your thoughts, and share with your friends...on social media of course!
As I think about the land I live on
With white fencing and black foundation
There seems to be a miscommunication
On how there should be equal distribution.
The opportunity to learn and educate
The right to love and procreate
The sense of freedom and liberty
Whoever or wherever they may be.
The look different in shape and size
To the God or gods we idolize
There comes a time when differences are key
That will be identified in history.
It seems instead of finding the place
To accept and understand the facts
We find the differences less
And patronize those with torture and distress
These actions create boundaries
And walls for the coming generations
only misleading and letting misunderstandings
become the basis in which we run this nation.
Take a took within and around
For all the time we have is now.
Break down those barriers and say thank you
For building you a nation so fruitful.
Say I am sorry for the hurt and ill judgements
For the absence of love and mistreatments.
You can always start over
You can’t ever go back.
Is that how we want to be remembered,
White vs black?
We have human needs and rights
For all people to receive these we need to fight.
I’ll be hard and exhausting
But this is what we NEED tonight.
I stand with my brothers and sisters
No matter what color, race, or religion.
For we together need to break this white fencing
And share the land equally and count our blessings.
With blessings and love we help find opportunity
Isn’t that what we preach, the land of unity?
Let's use our sense and humility of the heart
To learn from the past and begin with a fresh start.