We pledged…

Protests appealing to the light;
interpretations are appalling.
Peace, assaulted with aggression.
It never wanted to fight.


Shadows decide their targets,
defined by the shades of hue.
Violence destroys the unsuspecting;
the truth is known only by a few.

…one nation

Hate is judged on a curve.
Terrorism is specific, however,
a select characteristic
determines the use of the word.