A World of Peace

I want to live in a world of peace.

I want to live in a place where names are not chastised, sins are forgiven, and humans trump immortality for golden imperfection.

I want to live in a world where evil is not known, where dichotomies of light and dark only refer to the sun emerging at dawn and the gleaming stars against the night sky.

I want to live in a land of truth. Where people treat others as if they are themselves, reflections of what the world could be.

Soil stirred, seeds planted.

I want to live in a world where we call each other by name – not invented misgivings and callous profanities, but through the nomenclature that makes each of us unique. Where Ashley is different from Ashleigh is different from Ashlee; not because of the spelling of her name but because of the God-given placement of her DNA.

Reverse evolution. Make big people know what it means to be little again.

I want to live in a place where my hand can be held by yours, not just in infancy but through life, even when I stand, stumble, and fall. I want to know that your support is solid, not just like a rock, but like steel bars that line a skyscraper, that everlasting bridge into a world only Sally Ride knows.

In a world where storms are stilled by the calm that preserves our soul, where even the most fiery ashes can’t singe us because we are protected by the coolness of our hearts, the sweetness of our souls, the nurturing of our faith.

I want to know that the world will always love you – even when I’ve completed seven of the seven deadly sins, even when I’ve committed the most heinous crime, because you believe in 15th, 16th, and 17th chances. Where love is unconditional – like your mom’s.

I want to live in a world where women are exonerated from the cages of homemaking and domestic dreams can be desired by men.

In a place where the winds whispers in 5,000 different languages and no one can’t understand it.

In a place where a homeless man is a pure figment of imagination because being without a home, food, or water just simply wouldn’t exist.

In a place where for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, in which the law of physics defines the behavior between each man. So that when you treat another person unto how you would want to be treated you feel the pain when you hurt and the joy when you help.

I want to live in a world where being colored is not a crime, where affirmations on action simply mean that you believe in my talents and not in the quota needed to support a legal clause. Where I’m not the statistic. Where re-entering society doesn’t have to feel like the final layer of Dante’s Inferno.

Where everyone exists in limbo because we really don’t know where we all are going.

Maybe up?

I want to live in a world of peace.

A place as divine as Heaven.

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