Is There No Country Named Safe?

By Claude Robert Hill, IV

Wars always claim our most precious blood.
Our future’s seed.
Our Children’s feet.
Days never walked by hope and innovative dreams.
Birthed by our ONE heart.
Our need to take from others.
Our private property ideologies.
We use religion as a designated driver.
Not even drunk though.
Let me take that back.
Very Drunk on what we perceive to be the only way.
Your kids!
My Kids!
Lying dead there in the streets.
All over disputed land.
All this land is the property of Mother Earth after all.
Don’t you know that land is made of me?
Don’t you know that land is made of you?
Our histories connected together over thousands of years
is buried under that strip of land.
No man has the right to kill our children.
No man has the right to kill his brothers.
No man has the right to kill his sisters.
No man has the right to kill his Father.
No man has the right to kill his Mother.
We are all ‘ONE’ after all.
The SAME COSMIC BREATH!
Inhale my Brothas and Sistas!
Exhale my Brothas and Sistas!
Each of our breaths was formed from Uniting Peace.
‘Peace’ is who we actually are.
We have just forgotten where we placed our HEART!
Our Heart was forged in many cosmic stars!
We are all ‘ONE’ after all.
Descendants of that sought after land.
We are its struggles!
We are its mustard seeds!
We are its STANDING FEET!
We give ourselves separating names.
Separating nations.
We create our own pain.
A pain that does not have TO BE!
Let us bring back together the Days of FREE!
Jews and Muslims originated from the SAME Family.
We all MUST be celebrated equally in grand LOVE!
There is no one better than the other.
Let us not war with our military might.
Let us talk from our human hearts instead.
Still, I haven’t found a country out there named ‘SAFE’ yet!