Breaking the Cycle

Children aren’t born with prejudice and hate,

but when raised with it they tend to emulate.

Then prejudice once more gets passed on down.

Until tolerance and education can turn it around. 

                                                                       Hansi Riley

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Old Man Winter’s, at it again

He makes his appearance

in a cool set of duds

long white coat

matching gloves.

Whistling a tune

that shakes the trees

loosening the last

of Autumn’s leaves.

He’ll flaunt his colors

of blue, grey and white

and orchestrate storms

to show off his might.

The days he’ll shorten

and nights prolong

constantly changing

his bone chilling song.

His powerful reign

will play on for a spell

but he’ll finally wear down

and go straight back to ….       Hansi Riley

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