supersede tolerance and truth,
has colored our perception of the world,
Where hatred has become the hero.
of division instead of unity,
replaced by skewed priorities and scathing accusations,
in our schools, our cars, our houses of worship.
kind gestures by jeers, faith by fear.
that fails to protect the most vulnerable.
is boiling over with anger and hate.
We have lost our patience.
We have lost our soul.
deaf to common sense,
mute in defending the oppressed.
our ears to dialogue,
our hearts to compassion.