Be wise not to abuse the speech
we consider free and enjoy in this country.
I have lived in or visited countries
where people died for giving speeches.
Free speech is not a license to utter anything
that comes to mind without a filter.
There is a syndrome for that.
In the wake of recent attacks
I have seen the best of humanity
I have seen the worst of humanity.
All I wish is that we had empathy
That we considered others
from time to time.
That we craved wisdom
And that we wished for understanding.