The most beautiful face is the face of earth,
not a face of race, but of universal worth.
But where there should be abundance for all
there’s greed, hatred, and shame,
words we deny while hiding behind lies
so as to perpetuate more of the same.
“Them” dehumanizes to exclude,
but “we,” we, meaning humanity, can choose to include.
©May 2015, Christina Anne Hawthorne