Friday, September 18, 2015

Give us new ears

We are so quick to criticize.
What if we were to listen for 
the heart beneath the foolishness, the fear below the fury, 
the true hunger that lies behind the greed?
Give us that broader, kinder ear,
that we might hear and soothe the tragedies
whose bitter songs drown out what good intentions we might have
and taint the actions we find hard to love,
both in ourselves and others.

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