Day 51 – ADVOCACY (March 21)
“When someone stands up to nonviolence,” says Thich Nhat Hanh, “a force for change is released. Every action for peace requires someone to exhibit the courage to challenge violence and inspire love.” Today be an ally. Without blaming or judging others, speak out for those who are disrespected.
I hope writing poetry counts for speaking out. Here are a few that might qualify for this challenge:
all women because there is only one thing that all women want and pick-up artists don’t have it.
evil’s people corporate greed run amok.
open “judge not, lest ye be judged…”
friends relationships are the best prevention for bigotry and racism.
as the poet sees war is never the answer.
free on sexism and objectification.
invisible for “the least of these.”
No Excuse for violence, ever.
using people is wrong. Period.
bleeding again for my friends in uniform.
i can’t breathe because racism and sexism kill.
love is not ever violent or abusive.
don’t look at me like that because women should always be happy and exist only to serve men.
I don’t know that I’m very good at both speaking out and inspiring love. But I will keep trying and keep practicing. Because all of God’s creatures deserve dignity and respect.