These times we live in,
Are like times we’ve known before,
Not personally, as we haven’t figured out,
Though we can;
Today is the greatest day and ever more it will be;
As today is here NOW –
We have at our disposal,
The collected knowledge of our species
While we may not yet know how to use it,
With the gift of time,
We must be cautious in the use of the many offerings we have.
In spite of a unifying sagacity
We must always embrace the pursuit of more.
Accept that the struggle for understanding,
Will eventually lead to an inner peace
That will manifest outwardly
Instantly creating in that realization
The world that dreamers have long believed in.
In that moment,
The rhyme and reason,
Rhythm, harmony and melody
Of greatly admired movements
Will take on new meanings
As we celebrate our spiritual rebirth.
Save the eventual success of a true and lasting peace
Will ever exonerate our historical failures:
Terror and war.
Yet should we find that higher state of being,
The relative awareness of a new reality
Shaped by the horrors of history,
We will discover the divine plan!
Looking to the sky of this blue marble
Learning about ourselves
And our place in this universe
Everything takes on new import
Through the acquisition of self.
Our past replete with invisible scars
From the extensive beating of our ancestors
With the leather whips of Christian, Jew and Muslim conquerors
And our acceptance of it will remove the cuffs,
Histories shackles as we seek truth.
We are not chained to our past by necessity
We are not doomed to repeat it.
Yet the future is tempered by it
And so long as we unmask our veiled attempts
At sugar coating our past failures
In the search for a better world
We will ultimately succeed in healing age old wounds.
Yet that path is the road less taken;
The lessons of our past and that we create our future
And instantly the course of history
Blazes a heretofore unseen trail.
In our efforts to reveal honestly our failures
We no longer need to be concealing
The very real feelings we are feeling.
Smile often and brightly,
Allow your true self and soul to shine.
First to yourself,
Then to those around you,
Act accordingly as that is what true freedom is –
The strength and promise of our species,
All one humanity,
Lay in rediscovering the value and benefit of positive self love,
In so much that we can learn to love others,
Rearing its head in every moment
Incredibly changing the scope of our history:
Permanently promising peace,