Where do my loyalties lie


In a world that is increasingly
Divided, with pervasive hostility
And paranoia everywhere-
I struggle to see what is right, what is fair
In this divided world I cannot decipher
Where to place my loyalties, with whom to concur
Every group I belong to has views that are right
And other views that I want to fight
With any one group I cannot align
Myself- there is a need for me to find
A happy medium- the most moderate view
Of the world, the outlook that rings true

I try to eliminate prejudice from my mind
Yet in a polarized world I find
It is difficult to avoid biases making their way
Into my subconscious, looking for a place to stay
Inadvertently, often thoughts cross my mind
Reflecting subtle biases of various kinds
I can see them mirrored in the world around me
Fueling my warped views, unfortunately
I chide myself each time my bias I realize
And remind myself next time I would be wise
In a world divided I have to work relentlessly
To owe my allegiance to nothing but humanity.


Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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