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Our Tool Belt

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Our Tool Belt

Let us use our diverse tools 
to build hope in their hearts. 
Like opulent homes 
developed with care, 
We must take the time to 
create a strong foundation 
in young lives bursting with 
potential. For even though their 
bellies may groan from 
hunger or their eyes may be 
tired of seeing a mother’s 
addiction taking its terrible 
toll, we’ll never know how 
much a mentor’s friendly 
hand will give strength to 
a young person to proudly 
stand and push through 
time and circumstances 
that could have defeated them. 
Let us use our tools to 
deconstruct walls that 
divide them from us; 
Walls that prevent persons 
On either side of these divisions 
from earnest self-actualization. 
Though tenable by all five senses 
these barriers inevitably pose a 
moral threat to common 
possibility wherein a neighbor’s 
outcome is the ultimate reward 
of what we are all striving for. 
And whether this is simply 
an ideal on earth or not, 
let us nevertheless see this vision 
where each of our tools are used 
for creating and building in unison 
a house of brotherhood. 

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