Tomorrow

Tomorrow

What do we do when the world breaks our hearts?
When violence and hate, terrorists and their tools, ignorance and apathy seem to prevail?
We want to turn away, to hide our faces and shield our hearts.
We want to scream and strike and get our vengeance.

What do we do when the world breaks our hearts?
We wish we didn’t have to listen, to hear about it, to read about it.
We wish we didn’t have to see the pictures flash across our screen.
But we can’t turn away. It’s everywhere, and it begs us to see and hear.

What do we do when the world breaks out hearts?
We change our profile pictures in solidarity, and that is good.
We post a meme with a comforting cliché or Bible verse, because we need to find a sliver of hope.
We say, “Did you hear about such and such, isn’t that heartbreaking?” and we all agree, yes, it is.

What do we do when the world breaks our hearts?
We read, we see, we talk, we feel. And sometimes we turn away.
We grieve, we feel, we look at our corner of the world.
And we want to change things. We ponder how.

What can we do when the world breaks our hearts? Because the world will break our hearts again tomorrow.
We can love the unlovable.
We can speak the unspoken.
We show up.

~Kristin Meador

 

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