Oct. 22 - Limited parking at Standley Lake Library today due to parking lot repairs.
A Common Balance
A fading ember
Of a hidden dream;
The shatter of faith
As life crubles before them;
The ache burning in their chests,
The waterfall bound to fall from their eyes-
I want to save them from this,
Terminate the barricade between them and their passions.
That's what I do.
I'd give courage
To help them have a voice
Which was before a mere whisper.
I'd extend compassion to every being-
A mixture of understanding and kindness-
So they can stand strong on their own
And pass on their compassion, too.
I'd make aware
All those who live behind a mask-
I'd remove the veil,
Burn it into a collection of ashes.
I'd spread hope and ideas,
Help others think on their own
And be bold against conforming.
I'd preach ideas of harmony,
A common bond strewn between everyone,
A common compassion,
A common awareness,
A common understanding,
A common balance.