With passion you might argue yes or no
or claim the world is either black or white.
With voices raised we’re screaming “I am right”
and we forget the “why” and asks for “who?”.
That’s when we have to either compromise
or fight a war on issues we forget
when burnt we afterwards are left perplexed
“Why did we let ourselves be patronized?”
So search yourself for messages nuanced
for words that balance both the shade and sun
imagine difference as well it’s fun
to search ideals, to help your kin, give alms.
It’s not on battlefields a war is won,
but through diplomacy, we’re joined as one.
Susan wants us to write about compromise at PU, and some might thing it’s a bad thing. Personally I believe in compromise, as the alternative is so much worse.