Hatred seeks to shorten
the hesitant hand of hope
it looks to snuff the light of trust
leaving us all to grope
In the darkness of misconceptions
where partiality breeds
wrath quickly germinates
persecutions scattered seeds
For these are sown far too deep
and watered with human vile
then perpetuated by intolerance
ignorantly misguided all the while.
This poem was written/submitted by Donna Haynes.