Poem based on the words of a music prophet teaching peace but lost to violence.
|"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one"
Whatever life we can imagine, with effort can be won.
Look at all the people, protesting for change to come.
A sea of colorful faces, want fairness as justice is done.
Lennon believed in peaceful protest against a dirty war.
He and Yoko held a Bed In for love, not guns to settle a score.
If he could be here now, he would lead a peace walk for more.
Awareness for compassion, justice, change not to just ignore.
John was hunted himself by our own “justice league”.
Hoover tried to deport Lennon, wear him out with battle fatigue.
I can almost feel John’s presence, a victim of a violent blitzkrieg.
A talented mortal man who made music and cultural mystique.
So here we are, at a time when families gather close.
Fighting a war with a deadly virus that was hard to diagnose.
We look to science and God for answers, this is no silly hoax.
Lennon would say, “Loving each other heals and helps the most”.
Dreamers are always needed to reach for the sky,
Let’s examine the world we live in,
work to make it better for me and you.
By Kathie Stehr
Dec. 9, 2020