How do you Measure your Rulers?

How do you Measure your Rulers?

One must be a little subversive
to undermine evil with goodness.

Wage a witty war of words
to right wrongs of words of war.

Speak out against the silence–
the silence of apathetic approval
as hatred boils to the surface
fueled by futile fans of fear,
stunning the sensible souls.

Refuse to submit to the tyranny–
the tyranny of unchecked fear.

Show hatred the doorway out
for freedom and love rule here.

We have two choices this year,
and the choice is pretty clear.

Choose unity and love
over those who peddle fear.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.