There is no peace,

Unless there are no lies.

There will be no love,

Unless we try to understand each other.

We can talk forever without saying a truth.

We can speak of hope,

And let hope slip away.

We can laugh together,

And keep war at bay.

There will never be peace,

Without songs of faith and joy,

Without someone to pray.

Though volumes of poetry are written,

The world can never truly have peace,

Until all people are treated with respect and love.