First, we need to stop hurting each other.

With bullets and blades.

Blows, bombs and words.

If we approach each other with understanding instead of fear

We can learn to respect and value each other.

If we can approach each other with respect,

We can start a true dialogue for we can accept different points of view.

If we can start a dialogue, we can reach solutions.

Viable solutions that will stop the hate, and fear and violence.

If we can reach solutions, we can stand together,

We change the world.

But first, we must stop hurting each other. 

Published by Irina Yakubin