ALLOW OUR WORDS TO SHINE

Editor, Daily News

In the light (pun intended) of the recent events with the eclipse and Charlottesville, I would like to submit a poem. It is not necessary to give into despair while in the shadow, nor to resort to violence in return for violence if we allow our words to shine. Here are mine:

Eclipse

A shadow crossed before the sun,

while some of us have just begun to shine.

We do not need free speech

with flags of hate out in the street to shine.

Have we all lost our way

or just the ability to say the words that shine?

No need to plead or whine.

Just know that it’s the time to shine.

Be prepared to blaze

and cut through all this haze to shine.

It’s what is in your heart

that sets you apart and lets you shine.

Michael Young

Royalston

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