Walls of Love – Greg Garland 03/2016
Inspired by the Planned Parenthood at Stapleton
Walls of love — a fortress from hate
Where love is found and life regained
Where empathy rules and shame is drained
Where hope abounds and compassion reigns.
Lines of hate outside the walls
Shouts of murder and lies befall.
Men who rape by sex or decree
Force on all their misogyny.
Absolutist thought makes you blind.
With a little love you will find
That black is white and blue is grey
And the voice of God you cannot say.
Which came first is forever unknown.
But without much work the idea is sown
An egg does not a chicken make
And DNA can’t bake a cake.
There are walls of love a fortress from hate
Where open hearts find time to relate
Where fear is lost and love is found
Where tender compassion forever rains down.