a plea to us all
oh, my beloved humanity
take down all the walls of collective shame
we need love’s glow alone at our being’s core
deep within our souls’ all-embracing precious frame
right at this very moment, and henceforth, through eternity
(c) hülya n. yılmaz, December 28, 2018
*I had submitted this poem as one of the five to be featured at the 2019 UNESCO Poetry event in British Columbia.