Laura - Marlborough High School - Los Angeles
This is a day
That has become popular for the guilt when you forget to buy that $6 sparkly card
For imposing calories from expensive chocolate
And for some, the realization of loneliness.
Can't this be a day to celebrate love, life and friendship?
Perhaps today is a day to search for peace. Wholeness.
But how can we do that when the world is filled with so much hate
And so much violence?
We NEED to accept
Beliefs other than our own.
Maybe you tell yourself that you are already tolerant.
Maybe you need to try a little harder.
This poem isn't here to make you feel guilty,
But to make you stop and think about the world around us.
So that maybe, one day,
We can enjoy
A day where we appreciate some chocolate, or a homemade card.