June 9, 2014


There was a fire down the street the other day
some of us wanted to put on a rescue mission
to save the people we knew were trapped inside
but far more of us were not similarly motivated
wanting instead to be more accepting of others
less judgmental “Perhaps they enjoy their peril,”
they said, “who are we to say that they’re wrong?
Wouldn’t that just confirm an unloving attitude?”
So we went to the fire alone, saving whom we could
weeping over the despairing screams of those left
behind, whom we had not the men on hand to save