Everyone is angry these days.
Even tea parties are no longer genteel.
I can't stand the shouting.
so I turn to You for answers.
From all I know of You,
You are about love.
It is time for You to step in.
Please let love reanimate the body politic.
Teach Your children to use
their "indoor" voices to reason, not accuse.
Tutor us in civility,
for without it there is no dialogue.
Open the hearts and minds of leaders
on both sides of the aisle,
so that we may go forward as one.
- Lori Strawn