I wish for a simple life

A life where people respect each other. I want a life that is safe from dictators. A country where immigrants are wanted not feared. A country where people respect their neighbors even though their religions are different.  A place where the air and water is clean and the land unspoiled by pollution. 

Where it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, the country of your forefathers, or the sexual orientation you were gifted upon birth.

I want the country we were hoping for with the creation of our Constitution. Not this shoddy copy we are building with our prejudice and hate.

If it were only as simple to have as it is to wish for it.