We, as a WHOLE, are missing acceptance
And that is all we need beacuse
I am pained when saying this, but I cannot lie
That we live in a world drowning in hate and prejudice
A world full of people that cannot, but MUST learn to accept and love
And a world full of people that cannot, but MUST unite as one
Through a glass screen, I’ve witnessed the pain and cries
Of a boy shunned by his parents for his homosexuality
How and why this even happened I don’t even know
But I can only sympathize for those shredded ties
Through Humans of New York, I’ve seen the good of people
Those Muslims fleeing the Middle East?
Can’t you realize that they aren’t beasts?
People hating them and fearing them, oh man it's prevalent
We may not know them, but there’s no need to resent
Through the voice of an absolute dump, I’ve heard a mountain of lies--
The lies that only divide us
When Latinos come to this land of opportunity
They become singled out as a mob of “criminals and rapists”
But many are too blinded of the reality
I am pained when I say this, but I cannot lie.
That the world can turn on each other so easily and so immediately
That the world can’t reel in the anchor pulling us down
Weighing us down like a mouse stuck in a trap...
Through the speakers of my phone, I’ve listened to the lyrics
“We press play, don’t press pause”
“Progress march on!”
That Macklemore has preached
I wonder how long until everyone realizes that
Despite whatever religion or race or sexuality we may be
Underneath we are all the same and above all,
Despite the setbacks, I know this world is a moving timeline of progress
AND I KNOW In no time, an era will close to end the hate
An end to the hate to represent our fate.
And that is all I need-
All WE need.