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Why can’t we all live together in peace,
in justice, in love.
Why can’t we just get along.
We preach the golden rule to do unto others
as we would do unto ourselves
Yet, we don’t practice what we preach.
Fairness. Who said fair is fair?
We judge, we jury, we prosecute
those different from us.
We test, push, shove, protest.
We want it all, but we settle for less
Than each deserves in this world.
Why does a layer only so thin,
Get under our skin so much
when it differs from ours?
Peel your skin like a grape and
find we are all the same.
We are beautiful inside.
It’s time to change the game,
Find new ways to connect and relate,
And just get along.
Are you with me?