“Go away,” I said.
“I have no time to argue with you.”
Two young men stood at my door.
“May we come in?” one asked,
Evidently expecting more.
“No, I’m busy. I don’t have time to waste.”
I was in the middle of writing a verse,
Did I need the distraction? No, I wanted to immerse
Deep into meditation,
Fill my head with ideas of things I could do,
Pray for a world that has a different view.
I said, “Let’s get on our knees and pray
For those who are hurt today.
There are bombings, terrorism, slavery, things we might stress
Our children are dying or under duress.
Attacks, wars, famine, disasters in our range.
Help the sick, the poor, Let’s do what we can,
This world is ready for us to step on the stage
Give aid to others then turn the page.
Let all things be beautiful all over the earth,
We can work together and show our worth.
All religions, all dreams, respect for all people
Whoever they might be,
We could join forces and change history.
Wars could be over in the blink of an eye,
I know it sounds strange, but let’s try, let’s try.