for Ken Burns and THE WAR
Yes, Jesus had it right, and Gandhi, too,
And all those other saints and sages who
Have shown us that the only righteous way
Is peace and love: the One Law to obey.
For once we set ourselves above another,
Forgetting they’re our sister or our brother,
We violate the law of harmony
That should prevail throughout humanity.
Such discord and dismay erodes our souls
Casting us in a pit of fiery coals
That hatred, wrath and vengeful fury fans,
Subverting God’s first optimistic plans.
Though given freedom and then shown the Way,
We fucked up royally and went astray.