It would be encouraging if people that you met
Gave all a cheery greeting as they came,
And everyone whose contact on the worldwide internet
Took open kind relations as their aim.
If the people of all nations would support their fellow men
As they deal with human challenges each day,
And the leaders of the nations would speak courage now and then
And seek to use more care in what they say.
If the parents of the world would place their children’s interests top
And nurture them and teach them how to live,
And children mind their parents knowing when the fuss should stop
And learn it’s not to get, but how to give!
If religious leaders learned to be inclusive not divide,
That saints are much more numerous than they thought,
And the losers of this world felt safe in others to confide
And justice issued rightly wasn’t bought.
If the teachers in their teaching put their own agendas last
Remembering that little people see,
And the “peaceful” disaffected demonstrate without a blast
How tranquil would our daily living be?
But I know it isn’t easy to solve all our worldly woes
To make life full of happiness and fun,
But starting to address these, as the age old saying goes
Begins with me, you have to start with one!
“© Ian Grice 2013 all rights reserved”