How many people will have to say
Something true in a new way?
Before anyone bothers to listen
Or change anything about their lives?
How many times will I write?
Something I believe and start a fight?
Before anything ever changes
Or anyone cares to help it happen?
How many gay marriages will be ignored?
Something to be hated and abhorred?
Before someone says, "I have a dream."
And once again frees a shackled group?
How many Muslims will be hurt?
Something wrong, they won't convert
Before someone decides to shift the blame
Away from the innocent Islamic Americans?
How many Jews will be alone?
Something no one will ever condone?
Before someone invites them into their group
And realizes they're not so different?
How many "whites" will still deny
Something they said made a "colored" person cry
Before someone combines the groups again
Without racial slur or nasty fights
How many Witches will have to pretend
Something didn't happen so they won't offend
Before someone realizes that early Christianity
Was blended with early Paganism?
How many senior citizens will cry for a while
Something disregarded as "senile"
Before someone realizes that they need to be loved
And someone goes to visit them again?
How many times will I have to hope?
Something changes and we'll learn to cope
Before something violent commences
And people tear themselves apart, again.