Even When, We Must
~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment
We must celebrate what’s good, but expose what is wrong.
We must never be complacent; say the day cannot be won.
We must guard all the gain we garner, no matter how small.
Even the smallest light, the tiniest step forward benefits all.
We must fight against the fossils who pull us back in time.
We must be vigilant against their backward time machine.
We must never just accept this, our world’s as they tell it.
Even when we are force-fed their daily ration of bullshit.
We must strive to offer only the finest of what we are able.
We must teach by example; barring no-one from our table.
We must be brave, hold out against the growing darkness.
When we may quake in terror and would choose to do less.
We must accept everyone, no matter who, what or where.
We must remember we’re all the same, never live in fear.
We must show love to hate, peace to war, despite the cost,
even when faint hearts fear the worst and know all is lost,
even when zealots believe they alone can know the truth,
even when reality, our daily lives belie dreams of youth,
even when all hope is gone, depressed, defeated, in pain,
we must be brave, “we shall overcome” ever our refrain.
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment
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