Patriotism, you are not so great

Pride in country ? Why?

Pride in humanity is superior

Blessed are the ears who hear thoughtful, kind words

Grateful are the eyes that see sincere smiles

Glad are the oppressed shoulders that are relieved of their burdens

Honored are those who carry their brothers’ and sisters’ worries

May we all live to love as we should

Not because it’s a mandate from a deity

Not because we were raised that way

Not because we wish to be admired

We should all strive, fail and strive again

Knowing we fight our own demons because we love how it feels