The Onus

The onus is on us, each and every one
This is one obligation that we cannot shun
It’s one responsibility we cannot shirk
If we ever really want this World to work
If the war against hate is ever to be won

There’s a time to be serious, a time for fun
And there are some things that can never be undone
We need to rise above the muck, the mire and mirk
The onus is on us

There’s no place safe and there’s nowhere to run
We must guard against the ignorant opinion
Against the attitudes that in the shadows lurk
All cloak and dagger, cloth concealing the dirk
There is only resilience and resolution
The onus is on us


T J Therien