Cri de Coueur

Can it be
over soon,

the part with tears,
the part where hopes
stop at a border,

the part where God
means no?

Can it
be over soon,

the thing where we
disagree,

the thing where
what we believe
makes who we love
smaller?

Can
it be over soon,

where the word American
has a question mark
instead of an
exclamation point?

Can it be over
soon,

where people tell us
what to believe
and who to love,

where rich has no heart
and poor no hope?

Can it be over soon,

where leaders lead
in gathering hate,

where we forget
that there are no black
and white people,
only people on a rainbow
of light to deep?

Can it be
over soon,

where being right
is more important than
being one?

Author: Paul Stokstad

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