We can play it safe and follow the status quo
Or we can live based on principle and stand out
The courage to question the norm
When the norm seems unfair
The courage to stand for friendship and justice
The courage to defend a fellow man or woman
This kind of courage is admirable anywhere
What’s unfair is unfair
No matter how much the truth is twisted and turned
In the age of instant communication
It’s harder to convince people of whatever one wants
Those old ways don’t work anymore
Soon, what’s been hidden will come to fore
May we have the courage to stand
For what’s true and fair
May we break our silence when we see injustice
There was a time propaganda would work
But now everyone is looking for proof
To all those who stand for truth
I salute you, I honour you!
May 16th, 2016
How can one endure pain and not complain?
How can one be treated unfairly and not show anger?
How can one be mistreated and maintain a positive attitude?
The answer alludes me
But I know it is possible
Because I have known such people
I’ve observed them
I’ve read about them
And wondered where their strength comes from
Why their hope does not fade?
Why in their lives, sorrow does not reign?
Someone said that no one can take away
One’s freedom of how one responds to difficult situations
It is the response that defines us, shapes us
It’s in realising that we have a choice in how we look at the situation
How we interpret it
How we react to it
To maintain hope
To have patience that is born of wisdom and faith
To be resigned to what can’t be changed
These are born of the nobility of man
That allows him to respond so heroically to injustice
March 21st, 2016