Hope Lives

By the Light

By the light of this day
may you find the best way
to let go of the hurt and the hate

By the light of this day
don’t look the other way
from the suffering of either side

I know things are rough
but one Civil War
was many times more
than anyone thought was enough

By the light of this day
Throw the headlines away
and search the best parts of your heart

By the light of this day
you must find your own way
to let go of the hurt and the hate

The Bard of Appanoose