Dear Ignorance: LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN!

Honestly I don’t even know where to start. Everything lately that is going on in this world sickens me to the core, depresses me, and I know I am not the only one it all has impacted. It takes me out of my element because yes I do wear the world on my shoulders as I have always been told. The hardest part for me is knowing that my child has to grow up in such a cruel world. I beg all of you people out there reading this to spread love and peace each day and not just after atrocities happen. Stand up for what you believe in but do it peacefully. Love will always win because in the end as the saying goes we all breath the same air and bleed blood just as anyone does who gets cut. We all need to understand something and my motto has always been “Learn History But Do Not Live It”, we need to let history be just that: History. I understand the outrage with Historical monuments, statues and so forth but at the same time are we going to change street signs or names of countries or names of buildings? While I do NOT condone hate in any form I do feel that tearing History apart is like tearing into our souls. Each generation has to learn history so history does not repeat itself. However if we delete History as an educational sense then what are we teaching future generations to help them understand why hatred is not the answer if no one else will? My point is where my heart is with everyone of the world and especially with what has been going on in America lately I feel that the division will not stop until ALL people, ALL sides sit back and THINK for a moment. Is taking down history solving anything? No. My wish for all of humanity is to find peace and love within because that is where it starts. 

Love Letter to World

World

Waters flowing

Intensity ongoing

Beaded with misery

Clenching

Hope rising

Inflicting pain

Unity

Don’t fail me

IT TAKES ALL INDIVIDUALS TO STOP THE HATE

In recent events and past events and possible future events I am so sickened by the constant back and forth degrading and bickering of who did what and whose fault it is and all the finger pointing as if all the adults are in Kindergarten saying “I didn’t start it” or “It’s not my fault” or “But they are the ones that did it first”. 

Let me remind you all of a little motto I go by, it’s called LEARN HISTORY BUT DO NOT LIVE IT.

There, if I couldn’t make myself any clearer and regardless of this offending anyone each individual in this world can help stop racism by realizing that pointing fingers does no good. Do I acknowledge racism? Yes I do. and before any of you want to say I am another one of those “white” people whom are uneducated about it let me tell you a few things: First of all I am not white (a sheet of paper is), secondly I have a definite knowing of how racism feels ever since I came to America when I was a little girl and before some of you ignorant fools say anything I AM legal.

I am ashamed of what my child has to grow up in. A world of blatant chaos that is all due to ignorance. It starts with the individual. Not color. If you were brought up to be ignorant you will most likely turn out that way unless you are smart enough to use your god given brain and see the difference of choices that you see before you and make your own path. Instead of cracking ignorant jokes with your peers about people that spread hatred choose your own path. Instead of being too scared to speak up just speak up anyways. I have learned that even if it kills me I will NEVER shut up. NEVER. Because of what my mom and I went through in life I have grown into a person not a woman but a person that will speak my mind. If it offends anyone they don’t have to read or listen to it. I will not walk around eggshells no matter who I am around. I refuse to be thrown into categories. Racism is a very touchy subject but if you ask me it is all sides who are at fault but I will be the first person to say I REFUSE to be held accountable for what some peoples ancestors went through. I refuse to be held accountable for the killings of some that are happening today in society just because some want to point fingers at one specific race. I am human I am not a color. If society would look at it that way maybe just maybe racism would stop. 

Then again it will never end because unfortunately there are still too many blind sided in this world. The ones that see they are the only ones targeted. 

My family and many I know love ALL walks of life but ALL lives should matter. Remember that. 

Peace and Love to ALL races because we are human,

Sara-Loretta Hardin

 

DEAR WORLD PEACE AND LOVE

DEAR WORLD,

LOSING MY FAITH IN HUMANITY IS NOT SOMETHING I WILL LET WIN. THEREFORE THE SMALL AMOUNT OF HOPE THAT STILL LINGERS INSIDE OF ME I WILL DO MY BEST TO GRASP TIGHTLY.

DEAR WORLD, WHEN ARE THESE ATROCITIES GOING TO STOP…

DEAR WORLD, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WAKE UP…

DEAR WORLD, TOO MANY LIVES ARE BEING LOST…

DEAR WORLD, I WISH FOR PEACE JUST AS MOST OF YOU DO…

SO MUCH IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD AND EVERYONE IS AT WAR OVER RELIGION AND MONEY. GO AHEAD AND CONDEMN ME FOR SAYING THAT BUT IT’S THE TRUTH.

THOSE TWO THINGS CAUSE THE MOST HELL IN THIS WORLD.

THE FUTURE MY CHILD WILL BE IN…

A WORLD OF CHAOS AND HATRED EVEN WORSE THAN NOW…

DEAR WORLD, MY CHILD WILL BE THAT SPECK OF PEACE IN YOUR HELL.

MY CHILD IS PEACE…

IS YOURS?

LOVE ALWAYS, SARA-LORETTA HARDIN

 

Racism And The Draw Of The Card

 As I ponder how to start this I have to title my piece the way I did because it is an ongoing issue but also an issue that gets abused in society. Racism as a whole has been an ongoing battle for a very long time in this world. I will not disclose my exact origins but I am European and I firsthand have also experienced it and was ridiculed and bullied because of my ethnicity in school among other things. However I am proud because I am human. I have a motto that I go by which is to learn history but not live it. This is not about me but it is about society as a whole and the role people play whether they are honestly enduring racism or playing the race card every chance they get no matter what race they are. No matter what I endured I did not go around in life constantly pulling the race card. Instead I learned to accept myself and where I came from and realize that it was those cruel hateful individuals that treated me so wrong who needed to look within to change themselves. I had to realize there was nothing wrong with me and that I just needed to not let those people get the best of me though at times it was difficult. I will not go on a color spectrum here but I was ridiculed and bullied by people of all races. Did I ever pull the race card? NO. In fact the College that I went to was predominantly one race and most of the staff and people there were actually ignorant to me because of my ethnicity. Did I pull the race card? NO! Many people in my Country and surrounding countries many years ago went through war and different things and so many people were also made as slaves and tortured or killed. Did I ever pull the race card? NO! I understand this is a very touchy subject for the majority but no one has the right to go around and constantly pull the race card because of the past or even now. This is reality and the reality is that there are people who are ignorant and racist but there are also people who are just as ignorant pulling that race card! Grow up people! Learn from the past but don’t live it! If that was the case I should have pulled the race card the day I was born! I am thankful that I was raised to respect people of all ethnicities, religions, etc. because in the end we are all ONE in my eyes. I still endure racism now when I go into a store or pass by someone of another ethnicity and I smile or say hello and they look at me and categorize me with the rest of the people not their own ethnicity just because of the past. However I continue to smile because I will not pull that race card. I will be better than that and be ME.