Limiting choice
Does not protect freedom
Silencing voice
Will not amplify yours

Banning books
Cannot shelter curious minds
Mocking alien looks
Is not dignified

Punishing rivals
Will not secure harmony
Sowing discord
Must not become commonplace

Just One

I am just one; there’s not much I can do.
But if I reach out to one more, my one becomes two.
Together we press, but we can increasingly do more.
When we extend arms again, our two turns to four.

We can do more with four to rally our fate.
When we reach out again, we double to eight.
Eight doubles to sixteen, and we reach out again.
Sixteen multiplies, expands, and repeats until then…

Our numbers keep growing through warmhearted outreach
We continue to share what we do not just what we preach.
The next time you think “I’m just one. What can I do?”
Just imagine what happens when we reach out to two.