Built Temple to Our Better Selves

Washington DC, the People’s Place

Photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr

It’s a place that holds the heart of a nation:
Ideals, intention, values, and exalted self-image.
Great, grassy lawns roll out from grand
Memorials like the one to Lincoln who stares ahead,
Modest as he is misunderstood. He did
Not take an egalitarian stand in freeing
The slaves but took away the rebels’ wealth
To ensure our country remained one…



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Aikya Param

Aikya Param

Rev. Aikya Param is a Staff Minister at Agape Bay Area in Piedmont, California, a visual artist, and writer.