Poetry

“My New Law”: A Poem

“My New Law”

A while ago
I realized that it
Is more important
To love people
Than to be right
Because what I think
Is right is conditioned
By culture
Prejudice
Stereotypes
Ignorance
Poor logic
But when I love
I must talk with people
And listen
And try to understand
And when I do these things
It breaks through
My culture
Prejudice
Stereotypes
Ignorance
Poor logic.
And on this path I find
More love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
Gentleness, goodness,
Faithfulness and self control
And these are always
Lawful.

~Shelly Johnson

My New Law

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