Here's to fearing the unknown.
To feeding the growing rift between ideologies,
throwing good lives after bad
in search of ways to prove ourselves right.
Here's to letting questions go unanswered
because we fear the changes the answers might bring.
To allowing delusions to become our foundation,
reducing us to cowards in the face of wonder.
Here's to condemning discovery -
of science, of spirituality, of self.
To standing firm in our beliefs
by destroying the beliefs of others.
Here's to our blindfolded eyes
that don't see the hipocrisy
in fighting wars over religion.
To voting for leaders because they
are red or blue,
left or right.
To always blaming the other side.
Here's to stupidity,
But here's also to our daydreams.
Here's to the pinprick of light
where the sky bleeds feeble hope.
To that lonely speck,
unafraid to shine on the dark horizon.
Here's to the millions of bleeding pinpricks in our sky,
as distant as they may be.
To the change they might affect.
To the wonder they have yet to instill.
Here's to tomorrow.
Here's to nursing our feeble hope
until it becomes an insurmountable
force of change.
Here's to you.