Tacit Treaty

17 12 2011

We exchanged no words

But after a shared smile

We both new our friendship

Was okay

No words were needed to say

Its revival

The climb to where we used to be

Has begun its first mile

Knowing you miss me

As much as I miss you

Allowed the collapsed chamber of my heart to renew

I know it will take time

But I have hope

That your heart will heal along with mine

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

14 12 2011

My thanks to U2 for the title.

I’ve torn through walls

I’ve walked the Earth

A thousand times

But I still haven’t found

What I’m looking for

I’ve trekked foreign sands

And nursed sore, callous hands

I’ve lost myself in an endless wood

And I have stood at the top

Of this world

As the sun began to climb

But I still haven’t found

What I’m looking for

I’ve washed up on a sandy shore

And watched an emaciated child

Sob for just one crumb more

I’ve shut my eyes

At prejudice’s ugly rise

I will never find what I’m looking for

But join me, friend

And together we’ll search to whatever end

And find what we are looking for

The Sky Is Not The Limit

4 12 2011

Why is the sky still the limit

When we’ve already set foot on the moon

The only limit is humanity’s imagination

And skills of cooperation

When we are one people

Not a few hundred nations

We will achieve

Impossible aspirations

We will always be different

But our goals should be the same

And thus prejudice will be rendered lame

Call me an idealist

Of the greatest degree

The cruelty of some people

Ignites a fire in me

Is the unjustness we let slither by

Not unlike mass suicide?

Perfect in Theory

2 12 2011

The world is perfect in theory
Everything is black
Or white but never
Confusing shades of gray
Lips let not harsh words pass
And the beauty that emanates
From inside
Behind facades no longer hides
There is a parent
For every child
The only war
Is against prejudice
All anybody wants
Is just what they need
Because there is no such thing
As greed
Love is pure
And straight from the heart
Everyone is unique
And despite that we all
Share a heart with one beat
Because the world is perfect
In theory