Poem: See Clearly

I look around me.
I see
So much judging wrongly
Seeing only skin deep
Feeling only hate.
Seeing only awkwardness
Feeling only annoyance.
I want to shout
I want to shake
I want
To make them all see.
Deep breath.
Reach for calm
Pray for serenity.
I say it now
I say it loud.
If you want
To avoid someone
If you hate them
If you dislike them
Instead do this.
A challenge
Simple but strong
Become their friend.
Only love
Can drive out hate.
Only love
Can open our eyes.
Let us
See clearly.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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