#1000VoicesForCompassion – That first voice…
what voice rings out today, at this moment in time?
a cry for war, to reclaim something, is that a crime?
look not at a moment, friend, it’s harmful, that cry,
for that war reclaims one thing, but other things die.
that war claims a soldier, but lost is a father, a son,
lost is a marriage then; that very cherished one.
can that love be returned, after what’s done is done?
that war claims a house, lost are memories it made,
can those memories be valued, was it meant to fade?
that war claims a tree, nourished as much with love,
can you repay nature, for sending its children above?
think of what message it sends, that momentary cry,
listening are the children’s ears, a future that’s nigh.
a message that violence solves what peace cannot,
that cruelty should win, and kindness remains forgot,
it’s easy to cut down, my friend, but harder to grow,
but an effort to win the hard, it’s that you must show.
it’s that effort, which will stay on, in the hearts nigh,
and inspire the future, to reach, for the skies high.
don’t laugh at hardships you cannot understand,
even silence can be kind, if you show it, a fair hand.
show kindness, compassion, it’s there deep down,
enough to drink, at least, you don’t need to drown.
a thousand voices of kindness, that’s a start today,
if each voice brings another, it will never die away.
for that other voice, it’ll bring another thousand too,
but what’s important, is that first voice, let it be you.
(© 20th February 2015)