by Barry S. Maltese

How can it be, we are so far apart
we share hopes and fears, almost shared the same heart
How is it true, it always comes down to war
We forget about smiles that we once shared before

It seems every time that we talk problems out
we end up with the screams, the anger, and doubt
We can't begin to trust that inside we do care
So much in common ... that we can't hope to share

Yet maybe one day, it will happen by chance
we will stay calm enough not to live that same dance
We will realize somehow we can actually be friends
and life will be easier when old wounds can mend

I still hope for a time when we share inner peace
and all of the bickering and fighting can cease
we would each bennefit from our getting along
making our own world... grow happy and strong

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