Our Beliefs

The world says we are strangers

But I’m really not so sure.

The example left by my ancestors

Left me feeling a bit insecure.

A cross hung up on a grave

Kneel upon the land.

I’ve taken nothing that wasn’t given

Yet everyone holds out their hand.

I’ve left pieces of myself in places

That I’ve never even been.

I’ve taken over a conversation

When I didn’t know where to begin.

Standing up for what is right and true

Through their ignorance and greed

Both sides have their problems, I’m afraid

But fighting isn’t what we need.

I know we feel the same in our hearts

You are no different than I.

Our people may worship from different books

But we all reach for the same sky.

I have dreams we can live in peace

That we can get along like brothers.

We’ve watched too much news in our time

And quit listening to these others.

I believe there is a common ground

A place where we both can stand.

We really just need to believe in one another

And stop this fighting over sand.

We also need to quit fighting over religion

It’s never gotten us anywhere.

We all believe in the good of man

But killing over belief isn’t fair.

Let’s us all take a moment to think

Of how this world would be

If we love one another as humans

And let all of our grudges go free.

 

Originally written 8.2013 under same title. 

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