“Live every day like it was meant to be,

helping all those who want to be free.

Feel the warmth in a genuine smile,

a childish giggle can bridge the miles.”


“Surround everybody with happy ways,

bask in the heat of the suns warm rays.

A world of love and peace for all,

where we help the ones who trip and fall.”

I may be a dreamer of fanciful sights

but dreams are better than childish fights.

“Mine’s better than yours”, “But mine is real”,

such childish pettiness in every deal.


Look at the world as it falls apart,

tearful eyes washing aching hearts.

Families decimated; children denied

the right to live at their parents side.


Its time to put away such childish days

and mend the scars left along the way,

see the world for what it could be,

a world of peace, where all are free.


Look at the smile on the face of a child

who no longer has to run and hide.

It’ll warm your soul and melt your heart

and I cannot think of a better place to start.


Why do we fight, why do we hate,

why do we lock and defend a gate?

Why can’t we live without all the pain,

just put it behind us; we’re all the same?


My blood runs deep in fragile veins

but it’s red, just like yours; it’s just the same!

Too priceless to be spilled on hot dusty streets,

congealed and dead under cold marching feet.


Life is so precious, regardless of creed,

we should focus on strife and genuine need,

it surrounds us all, wherever we go,

the dead and the dying on crumbling floors.


Look into your heart, beneath all the greed

and help each other so we can all succeed.

Life is for living, for love and for joy,

for everybody, be they girl and boy.


I, for one, am so sick and tired

of all the wars and funeral pyres.

It’s time to grow up and open the gate,

welcome the friendship and throw out the hate.



Written by Darren Scanlon, 29th July 2014.

Revised 5th August 2015.

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. joylennick says:

    -you’ve hit the nail on the head again, Darren. Very well expressed.


  2. Noelene says:

    Beautiful words – sad and hopeful. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My pleasure, Noelene

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautiful, Darren … Darren, you should send some of your work to Play Theaters in NYC. I am sure they will pick you up, sure to incorporate into their plays. Just do it Darren, I am positive someone will pick you up. And if you make it there you’ll make it anywhere like old blue eyes song Mr. Frank Sinatra, “New York New York.”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Neyse, I might just give it a go.


  4. Olga says:

    Peace for all. Keep the dream alive.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. As long as we believe that there is hope then the dream will live on, Olga. Thankyou 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. alfgarnet says:

    Nice words my friend very nice indeed and meaningful take care ,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cheers my friend.


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