COME MY BROTHER
You asked me the other day, my friend, who
I replied: I am you in another body!
Yes, it is true
Look how much the same we are,
No matter what the color, the creed, the race, the status
Look, I am born and die, suffer and enjoy, love and hate just
I am a father, a brother, a son, a mother, a sister, a daughter, just
Happiness I seek, family to raise I wish, peace to find I look for, just
I yearn, I abhor, I fear, I hope, I bleed, I heal, just
I believe, I doubt, I accept, I refuse, I laugh, I cry, just
We are alike, we are the same, we are brothers, children of
A unique father
Why have we:
To oppose, to fight, to hurt, to destroy, to eliminate
One another ?
Are really our seas that narrow, the oceans that small, the lands so
Limited to contain all of us?
Is it the case that our hearts are not big enough and our minds are not
Wide-open to enfold all men ?
It is up to us, my brother, to change this world we have inherited, with its:
Virtues and vices, history and culture, sins and merits and
Try to make it better, nobler, kinder and more caring world
Obliterating harmful beliefs,
Demolishing injurious divisions,
Destroying detrimental distrust
Bring the dawn of a new loving world,
A world of acceptance, of respect, of justice and of
With peace in our hearts, liberated would we be
From past’s deleterious tribulations!
© Demetrios Trifiatis
24 OCTOBER 2013