I wish everyone would

Shut it for a second

I wish no one cared

Over the color of skin

Or the badge some wear

I wish people didn't blow

Every little thing out of proportion

And feel offended at every word spoken

I wish violence wasn't

The answer to the problems people shoulder

I wish the world was

Blind

Deaf

Mute

For then no one would see

No one would hear

No one would speak

And differences wouldn't be known

And people wouldn't die

Because of blue

Because of black

Because of white

Because of what they are

And what they can't control

I wish…

No

I pray

That the Father, God, would close our eyes

And open our hearts

Oh, Lord

How I pray for the human race