Lucy Cole Gratton
Were we divided at birth
in that water of creation?
In those violent beginnings of earth
were we marked for separation,
neither part whole?
What else could explain the deep divide,
the bitter disparity of diversification,
the widening gulf of opposite sides,
the threat to our foundation
that will inevitably take its toll?
Why are ones blessed with prosperity
so blind to those mired in poverty?
When did they stop seeing the desperate?
How did the powerful turn on the weak, separate
themselves, use others for gain or control?
Why must we always criticize?
How do we approach the other side?
Where do we find the will to compromise?
When will we learn to put vanity aside?
When … will we seek humanness for all souls?