There can be no peace,
Until there are no lies.
There will be no love
Until we try to understand each other.
We can talk forever,
Without saying a truth.
We can talk of hope,
But let hope slip away.
We can laugh together,
And keep war at bay.
There will be no peace,
Until we can sing songs and pray.
Even though we write volumes of poetry,
The world can never have peace,
Until all people are treated with respect and love.