I think, I can’t do this again
Not another war
I can’t watch it all
Tearing families apart
Dead children on cots
Other fleeing for their lives
Over the globe again
Shooting people out of the sky.
I think, this is not MY war
I didn’t ask for this.
I can’t watch as man harms man
And babies, women, innocents are lost.
I think stop already, enough
This is getting us nowhere, nowhere good.
Let’s all just go home quietly
And live through our differences.
Practice acceptance of humankind.
Let’s shut down this ridiculous machine
Let’s stop this war, after war, after war.
When I was younger I thought I won’t bring children
Into a world filled with war and hate
And now I have done that
And I think, we need them now.
We need the children to hold us
And teach us about love and peace
Remind us about innocence and light
Teach them to carry that peace forward.
So “your war” has become
A war on peace
Pushing my motivation to strive for peace
Peace in thought
Peace in action
Peace from within
Peace through prayers
To share with a world
That seems to have lost all serenity.
Join in, bring light now
Peace will not be defeated.
In a place seemingly devoid of power
What we can do now
Is strengthen our hold on peace.
Each one of us practicing peace.
Peace, be here now.
Peace, shine through us all.
Peace, in all we do.