Fairly

Very human traits.

Foolishness and hatred?
That’s what other people do –
For in the world of politics
There’s only “us” and “you” —

“You people” who don’t care, and want
All good things to destroy —
To hate from safe within a crowd:
That brings some people joy

But if you don’t see crowds, but see
Each person as they go:
The words seem empty and belied
By every truth we know

For foolishness and hatred, both
Are very human traits:
Beware those who encourage them,
And leave them to their fates

For life is hard when squarely faced,
And good we manage, barely —
For it is all that we can do
To treat each other
Fairly

Author: Beleaguered Servant

Owen "Beleaguered" Servant (a/k/a Sibelius Russell) writes poetry mostly, with an occasional pause to have a seizure.

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