Empowering, uplifting, generational gifts, with unity, family, love, faith, a safe space, but
violence, disdain, exile, and prejudice run alongside some traditional ties mixed in with lies.
All it takes is a little misinterpretation to find ourselves armed to the teeth
with grief and contempt for those not following doctrine,
We don’t tempt the gods, supreme beings, nor leaders who we’ve been told to worship / fear / revere as we grow,
and as long as hatred is sowed in the fields that we teach our descendants to reap,
our loving traditions will be intertwined along with guidelines on who to love, who to hate, and who doesn’t belong.
Traditions are the chorus of humanity’s one song, and in this uni-verse I’ll gladly sing along,
but I’m not down for the twists and turns that changes love for all into misery for ‘others,’ and only love for some. – RSM