Sep 22, 2009

I Wish

I wish I didn't care that people are a**holes.
I wish haters didn't get under my skin.
I wish I didn't deliberately turn away from Black American men in public - cutting off any connection before it even starts because I need to cut off even the possibility of rejection.
I wish I didn't give a sh*t when sistas cop an atittude, act ugly or look me up and down (you know how they do)
I wish it didn't bug me so much that people can be so rude.
I wish my smile and silent blessings to people I've never seen, never known, and will never see again were reciprocated.
I wish the world were a kinder place.
I wish it wasn't so easy to write off the people who are different from you.
I wish we would let our guards down enough to see how truly alike we are with one another.
I wish covering 47 million uninsured people didn't translate to taking away benefits enjoyed by others .
I wish people weren't so hell bent on destroying something good because their taxes might go up.
I wish people had a heart for someone outside their own family, community, ethnicity, religion, nationality or belief system.
I wish more people would stop and think about another "there, but for the grace of God, go I..."

Father, we make a mess of things without you. We get so tied up in blaming, hoarding, accusing, angering... We need you Lord, more than ever. Or we're not going to make it.

How are we ever going to make it?

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