One Human Family, The New Democracy: Eyes Crying, Hate Dying & Love Unifying

By Karen Nelson Mangold

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

I saw a sister, being carried by her sister, because cancer took her legs
I saw a brother kiss his brother in love
I saw a baby, cradled in innocence
Raise her tiny hand to the sky
I saw black birds
Dancing waltzes
With a dove
I saw women who marched with Martin, with aging limbs but voices reborn

I saw a people
Florescent and adorned
I saw our America
Black and Gay
Old and gray
A brand new day

A Tribe United
Muslim Jew
Me and You
Every human
None were fighting
I saw transcendence
I saw resplendence
Boldly free
I saw eyes crying
I saw hate dying
Love’s Unifying
I saw resilience
I saw brilliance
I saw fortitude
And truth
I saw the dreams of Martin Luther
I saw a marching
Book of Ruth
Where you shall go
I too shall go
We all shall
Stand as One
We are One
Human Family
And we have only just begun.
This is what Democracy Looks Like.

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Karen’s Heart Howl:
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds… Shine.

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remember your ability to choose . . . #wakeupanddream . . .