By Michael W. Raley
It is often the fear of the unknown
Which confines us to the Land of Me, Mine, and Our Own.
O the beauty and enormity of this world we miss
When we choose to remain in ignorant bliss!
It is to the detriment of humanity
When generations fail to embrace the rationality
Of reason, instead opting to say,
“We’ve always done it this way.”
Once you open your eyes and see the world for yourself,
Pandora’s box cannot go back on the shelf
Because you remember the sounds, the smells, and the taste,
To which nothing should go to waste.
Everyday is an opportunity for a new life,
So don’t fill it up with the same old prejudices and strife.