The strange and strained current year
is finally, at-last, coming to a close.
Strange and strained to me; I suppose,
There must be other people who fear
That we have gone completely insane.
Could we be better, tomorrow dawn?
Or are we better dancing on the lawn?
We must do our best to mitigate pain.
Smile at a stranger and truly mean it.
Help them when you can, good advice.
Do so every day, at least once or twice.
Each day would be better, if only a bit.
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment