CONQUER WITH LOVE
It does not account for the power of light and love
To enter through that ragged wound.
What hate cuts and scratches to destroy,
Kindness and generosity stitches back a stronger whole.
There is no place that darkness can hide
For it is your light that can illuminate all.
Fear would cause us to shrink back and not live as we design,
But strength of connection creates bravery to step out.
Let us not fight with anger but rather conquer with love.
We are in control – not of what happens to us
But of who we reach out to for help and for comfort.
We can overcome the hatred in this world
If we but make a greater counter play of love.
Hate not, but forgive.
Shrink not, but join.
Revenge not, but console.
Let us seek to heal the defeated before they turn cold and bitter.
Let us defeat the hatred that seeks to create more haters.
Let us be love, do love, speak love and seek love.
~ Barbara Bernard Miller