We may not hold full answers

But we do hold the commitment 

To do better.

We don’t know where we’ll end up

But we can all clearly see 

The starting line.

We’re not sure 

If we’ll have the juice 

To run the distance 

But we have enough 

For the first leg.

There are some chronic 

Social maladies 

That have plagued society 

For millennia-




And the like.

There are no clean solutions 

For these problems,

The mess is part of the reason 

Why we still have them.

So when you see those that are championing 

Solutions to these intractable problems,

Be sure not to be too dismissive 

Because history has not been shaped by 

People that avoided messes,

But by those that walked right into them,

Determined to make things better. 

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