A Poem by Tim Butcher

Through each of us, we exist. We are many people, with the same trials. Why should any of us be in exile?

Why's it so difficult?
Why must we draw swords?
Is it that easy to load a bolt?
Is it really better to obey a lord?

Millenia have passed, to this day
We can press past primordial flaws
And yet war must stay?
Can we really not put away our claws?
If only when we looked at one another
It was crystal clear, like a mirror

Don't think so narrowly
War is not just a clash of nations
There's religion, policy, and ideology
We refute difference, with our lack of patience
Resulting in pain we incur
Lest we look into the mirror

A lack of empathy
Let's wrath and anguish run free
A lack of compassion
Leads to suffering and oppression
An open letter to the steerers
Look at one another, into our mirrors

We're one and the same
We are the Human Race
Life is one long game
But let's not lose our grace
We fight senselessly
For borders, ideas, or fame
We can separate, we can run free
We can walk at the same pace
We can choose a different gait
We can believe in the same deity
We can choose a different creed
We can love one another
As we'd see us in our Mirror

© 2020 Tim Butcher

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Added on February 2, 2020
Last Updated on February 2, 2020


Tim Butcher
Tim Butcher


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