When we witness the violence that people commit
We declare that these monsters we cannot permit.
Yet it’s strange that we humans will never admit
That they also are humans, not demons from myth.
It is humans who rip away mother from child
And the same who would trample a fellow when riled.
And the instant we glance at the skulls we have piled
We will know in our hearts that our race is defiled.
But acknowledging this is a beautiful thought,
Because monsters are creatures who cannot be fought.
And accepting the truth can more often than not
Redirect our attention to things we forgot.
That despite the injustice mankind can display
We can harness a goodness in much the same way
By perceiving each other as people who stray
And then showing true mercy as well as good grace.