Aug 112015
 

Another dawn, I am not moving
like a statue,, I am considering
deep in my soul

what to do, what to say
this precious day, this precious life
we have been given

born into a world of beauty
but also sorrow, born into a world
of freedom, but also oppression

my country on the brink
of forgetting what it means
to grant freedom for all

freedom and justice for all
black and white, brown and red
rich and poor and in-between

my country on the brink
this land I love, this people I love
now in danger

but as long as I am granted life
I will do what I can to make things better
not mess things up, for me and others

Yes, I have made grievous errors
things I have done as a young man
I deeply regret but can’t take back

but this dawn is a new beginning
it truly can be, for both you and me
let us do what we can

to transform this country and world
into a place where we can stand together
at the base of these green mountains

a place where we can stand together
beside the vast tumultuous beauty
of the ocean,

stand together in peace
put down the guns, reach out
to one another

in a spirit of trust and giving
reach out to one another

in a spirit of freedom and love

 

 

 

 

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