I am very late on this. My mom has always teased me about being “fashionably late.” There’s a difference between showing up fashionably late and being too late to even help clean up. This would be that latter. I’m posting it anyway.
This is oddly optimistic for me. I’m much more optimistic than my writing. The prompt is assuming I have the power. My pessimism comes from my lack of power and faith in people to do the right thing. I’m also an over-explainer, which I can’t explain.
If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from a mother
I’d see the rebirth of a nation
One where we cared for one another
No murder. No retaliation.
School kids wouldn’t shoot each other
Substance over sensation
We wouldn’t trample on our brother
We’d unify without complication
There’d be no grouping based on color
No gender discrimination
We’d uplift instead of smother
With peace and love as inspiration
We can grow under their cover
As we reach for global unification
If each eschews hatred to be a lover