December.17.2017 Paul

Moments of Unity

He dragged his toe across the sand
then he looked me in the eye
asked me to come over
to see it from his side
He has crossed the mighty rivers
climbed the highest peaks
soared over the boundaries
he knows of what he speaks
and while some are surely plotting
most are growing closer
be it in shared misery
moments of unity
deep appreciation
quiet tranquility

moments
moments of unity

After the earthquake
when you don’t know what was lost
the stranger on the street
knows exactly how you’re feeling
When the champion was caught cheating
and he held on to his prize
the underdog came and laid him down
before a thousand cheering eyes
and while some are surely plotting
most are growing closer
be it in shared misery
moments of unity
deep appreciation quiet tranquility

moments
moments of unity

When the baby is thriving
at the breast of his mother
when an orphan finds his brother
when we love one another
when a man shares his money
cause he has more than he needs
when the nurse stops what bleeds
when we captives all are freed

moments
momets of unity

sometimes hard to find
always on my mind