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.