By Michael W. Raley
The time has come for the reasoned and rational voices to prevail,
And put aside the empty rhetoric, which only leads to more travail.
All these tired talking points only take us back to the problem’s start,
As more and more dig deeper trenches around their obstinate minds and hearts.
How about we actually work together to solve problems
Instead of resorting to demonizing and fear mongering?
We should have long ago made great strides and progress.
Yet, we continue to retreat and regress.
There are those who refuse to see the dawn of a new day,
Because they cling to the comfort of the old ways.
We must not allow ourselves to be frightened,
For this is an opportunity, our age to be enlightened.