As I look to the past, I see much pain.
Yet when I look at the present it begins again.
In the past armies ransacked, pillaged, and burned,
And still in the present, what have we learned?
Families are homeless, out on the street,
While dictators conspire, steal, and cheat.
Yet the world goes on, ignoring their transgression.
Even with the appearance of violence and aggression.
Why haven't we listened, why haven't we learned?
Why haven't we stopped them, had the tide of history turned?
Is this a cycle that we are doomed to repeat?
Endless, moving, impossible to beat?
Or is this a time for all of us to go,
Take a stand for our beliefs, change history's flow.