We Are All Connected
Every day, walking down the streets of
New York is the greatest place on earth Some say,
“It’s never to late to ‘be good,’
your mama says as she walks you to the bus
STOP before you pull the trigger and kill a fellow human being.
We are all connected roots help make the strongest
Trees are not meant to be cut down here and planted there.
Doesn’t it seem obvious that as water evaporates it must destroy
some plants to rain on others?
Some of us read left to right,
some right to left and yet we all understand a smile, a tear
can take a thousand pounds of force and bring it down,
up, left, right: Look all ways before you cross a border
on insanity we do, giving our children these instructions and following others.
If this planet were a phrase it should be a palindrome starting with Evil
cannot be ridden of, only fought against
all odds we struggle sometimes only to find that in the end we don’t Live.
But dispassionate people never
anger, when directed empathetically can do Good
is all the people of this earth need to be to each other
when we are all connected.