Thursday, September 11, 2008
We Look to the Future Knowing We Can Never Forget the Past
The World And Its Soul (Part II)
I have been blessed and cursed with perception,
because I can see what life has in store,
and my dreams of eternal peace,
seemed to have been dashed for ever more.
I have this dreadful feeling,
that we, as one, are on the edge,
and peace to you my fellow man,
is what I really want to pledge.
But how can life carry on?
With this cancer held within?
Without freedom of speech and movement,
where on Earth can you begin?
And when I think of the children,
from new born to troubled teenage,
how do we love them on the one hand,
and contain this burning rage?
I keep trying to look for the positives,
and look for hope on the other side,
but then I cry me a river,
and gee, how I've cried.
And hope springs eternal,
and may these days into history fade,
and may we all be very proud,
be proud of the roles that we've played.
We all still have that hate and anger,
but we need to temper that callous steel,
we need to look at our family,
and think of how others might feel.
Retribution won't be denied,
but we need to dilute with common sense,
we need the world to survive,
we still need our children's innocence.
Love is stronger than hate,
and love and justice will prevail, and I hope our children's children,
learn from and live to tell this tale.
So, I am still bitter,
and angry on a whole,
but we need to rebuild, not destroy,
the World and it's Soul.