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Don't They Know

August 7, 2008
By Beth Curtis, Colmar, PA

Don’t they know that they are people? Doesn’t our government realize what it is doing to our so-called “enemies”? Don’t they realize that we are all the same? We all hurt, we all cry, we all are affected by war. For every person we mourned following September 11, they mourn for those we kill daily. Of course, they don’t realize that, for if they did they could not inflict these horrors. You can only hurt people that badly when you cease to recognize their humanity. But I know they celebrate, they pray, they cry, and they love. They are no different then we. I know that 2 wrongs don’t make a right. I know that if we hurt those around us, it will only result in more hurt. The only way to fix this is love. We will love as a nation. We will love with all we have. Only then will this war stop. Only then will lives be spared. Only then can we truly come together as United Nations, only then can we stop the hurt. Together we will mend like lungs after smoking. Together we will regenerate and live. Side by side, forever. I know I’m not alone in my dream. I know we all deeply want unity and peace. Come with me, join me, and together we will love. Together we will show the world what unity is all about, together we will teach. Come, join me.



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Red Gold said...
on Sep. 8 2008 at 5:56 pm
Wow. That is beautiful, Beth. What an incredible message.

nonelse said...
on Aug. 27 2008 at 4:21 pm
this is one of the most beutifull things i have ever read! thank you, thank you for reconizing this when so many do not, and then you for trying to change how we are now. like Barack and Michelle Obama said, we know the difference between what our world is today, and how it should be, but too many people just accept how it is today. and don't try to get it to how it should be. through this piece you are helping to bring it back to how it should be.


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