Love Thy Neighbor
Said the Father to his children,
"Let all that you do be done with love."
Unconditionally, to everybody,
helping others rise above.
When I was young
a sadness lived
deep in me
tearing apart my skin.
I ached and bled
and begged for death
refusing to let anyone in.
Now as I recover,
I hope I can
change the way
Because no matter
where a person comes from
love is the least they deserve.
For from love, compassion flows
spreading like a virus.
Get to know your brother, from what he needs
to the color of his iris.
Love trumps hate, as we know
and thus love shall be upheld.
As a moral compass, strive for it,
help others do good and be well.
I could be a genius, a prodigy
the most talented the world has seen.
But without love, what good is it.
Happiness, from me, will flee.
But with love, we can heal the broken
the weary, and the bruised.
Embrace and praise and give freely,
what do you have to lose?
So, therefore, children, go out and love
let the fire of compassion burn.
And when you love, you deserve
to be loved in return.