Cast Not The Stone



Where is the sanctity in what you do

In raising a hand against another

Violence only begets violence

Though you may wish for something other


Stand up for what you believe true

But be mindful of the flaws

Everything that you choose to do

Reflects upon your cause


Years of struggle, a tragic history

Peace and patience are hard to find

But they are the only tools you have

For you to change their minds


For when the words that you speak

Are filled with anger and hate

I cannot join your purposed cause

Those I will not disseminate


If you can find your better voice

And speak to love and unity

Retract the sharpness in your claws

I, first to join most certainly




12 Responses to “Cast Not The Stone”
  1. beth says:

    wonderful. I’ll be in a protest here on Saturday with my daughter and grandsons

  2. Jim Borden says:

    words matter, and how you say them also matters. you get more bees with honey than vinegar…

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Reading this was like inhaling a breath of fresh air. Thank you for the refreshment, Brad! ❤❤

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Nice! It’s not only the words but the tone behind them that often reveals someone’s intentions.

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Well said Brad! That is the message! Violence begets violence and you cannot seek peace, equality and the end of racial violence by being racist and by being violent. The main battle cry should be ALL LIVES MATTER! Why only black lives? That is a racist attitude! Great poem and I loved it!

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