How we long for what has never been,
for a life we have never had or known.
Imagine lives in neither time nor space.
Lives which look better than your own.
We may fancy we want what used to be,
even if what we remember is seen rosy.
We omit the trudge and toil, arguments.
Start writing odes, as a sailor to the sea.
Yearn for ideal life, not a life we make.
I have no answer, so show up, be kind.
Learn love our neighbors as ourselves.
Waste weapons of war, pretend to care.
Fake it till we make it and we may find
platitudes and cliches yet have wisdom.
We are told to ignore like child rhymes.
Best omit temporal, ethereal kingdoms.
If you will, we may mend just in time.
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment