If you close your eyes to the world outside, will the fighting suddenly cease? Will brother and sister hold hands together and build a new life of peace? Does a person, born blind, not hear the teeth grind as disaster, from greed, is grown? That because he can’t see, thinks we are all living free and reaping the seeds we have sown? -+- If you block your ears with hands wrapped in fear, will the threat to your life dissipate? Will the tyrants and haters and evil dictators, finally open their gates? Does a person born deaf never fear for the death of their family, children and friends? That because they can’t hear there is nothing to fear and life will go on without end? -+- If you seal your lips with cold finger-tips, will the shouting suddenly fade? Will the human divide, like a wound gaping wide, start healing, to live a new day? Does the person born dumb think the world has become a paradise, lost overnight? That because he cant speak other people will seek to live, instead of just fight? -+- You cannot deny what you see with your eyes, you cannot block out all the pain. You cannot ignore what is outside your door or hiding in a jesters’ refrain. You must listen close to the schemes they propose and act for the good of mankind. Please listen and learn how to make the wars turn and leave all the suffering behind. You have to speak out and don’t fear to shout, if you know that your cause is just. Speak out for the ones who are cowed by the bombs, before we are all turned to dust. * Written by Darren Scanlon, 24th June 2014. Revised by Darren Scanlon, 11th July 2015. ©2015 Darren scanlon. All rights reserved.