Walk Away

Sounds so easy doesn’t it?

So why don’t people do it more often. Personally I think they darn well need to.

And in some sad and tragic and heart aching situations, they can’t walk away. Else they will get shot. And if they don’t walk away, they will still get shot. They will get shot because they have more melanin in their skin than those shooting them. They will get shot because people believe in stereotypes. They will get shot because the people who run the world don’t care enough, they will get shot because immorality is rife and society is breaking down.

I won’t say ‘spread love’ because that is what we are DOING. It’s not working. So many systems are flawed, and we are run by clowns.

I do, however, send my warmest wishes and condolences to the mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers and children of those lost. I feel their misery, even though I cannot know how deeply it sets within them. I feel their pain and suffering and I want them to know that even though much of the world is harsh and cold and unfeeling, there are masses and masses of us out there who will speak out for them, who will keep shouting for justice until our voices are hoarse.

 

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2 thoughts on “Walk Away

  1. It’s hard to have hope in these tragic times, Lenora. I don’t think there’s the political will yet to deal with guns, racism, and fear-mongering. The words are spewed by leaders, but they’re hollow without action backing them up. You are right that there are masses and masses of people everywhere who simply want to live in peace and safety and in community with each other. Perhaps someday we’ll prevail, and I hope things don’t need to get worse first.

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  2. We are flawed. And there are too many clowns in leadership roles. And, we need to take responsibility for our own actions. Like you, my heart aches for those who are suffering senseless loss.

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