The sad thing about the human race
is that we think we need to choose
between having a backbone
and having a heart.
In a world where kindness is bought reluctantly
in a Starbucks line
and rules are screams in students’ quivering faces,
I don’t understand the necessity for such a decision.
My queries are simple.
Why not both?
Why should I have to choose respect over sympathy?
Compassion over dominance?
God, do I wish more than anything, that I had all the answers.