This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given the quote below by Mahatma Gandhi to inspire our writing. I hope you like what I came up with.
“You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean;
if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.”
Let not the sins
Of man before
Determine how far you can fly.
Let not the shadows
That darken your door
Cause you to break down and cry.
Let not the pain
That wounded your heart
Refuse to let you forgive
Let not the sadness
When you feel alone
Deny you true chance to live.
In spite of all the fear and pain
We’re the same – you can plainly see
But all the baggage we carry around
Refuses to let us be free.
Surrounded by a thousand men
And yet we feel all alone
We refuse to share our hearts
With anything less than a clone.
Let’s strive to join and share our hearts
For the hope of humanity
There is promise if we learn from the past
Arrogance must set our hearts free.
© Sumyanna 2015