Optimism about positive changes in human relations
Indifference drifts like falling snow
Into the hearts of men.
It seeks a place where fear may grow
With ignorance and hate and woe
The pain that comes again
Why must we hurt, why must we hate
Why must we maim and kill?
Can we not change? Is it too late?
A new direction for our fate
With courage, hope and will.
Seek not the easy, untouched way
We know we must be strong
To find the good in every day
To look for love as best we may
But know the road is long.
A rugged path for those who seek
To make their lives anew
Turn from the pitfalls, from the bleak
And challenge all that’s false and weak
The end is strong and true
Challenge the evil and the lies
That sneer at what we love
And from that armour, hatred flies
It cannot be allowed to rise
Hope soars like Noah’s dove.
I have a dream of better days
A dream that hate will cease
Where we can find new active ways
To kindle love to one great blaze
And blend us all in peace.
Our children soon will take the lead
And guide them as we must
Towards a time that outlaws greed
Give them the tools to help them heed
The cries for love and trust