Saturday, November 5, 2011

"We Will Walk"

We will walk all through the night   
and talk of ways to make things right.   
We will take the world we see   
and make our dreams reality. 

          With the strength of our minds,   
          we’ll erase the hopeless sighs   
          of weary men as they try   
          to make a living—to survive. 

We will fully eradicate   
all the envy and the hate   
that always seem to invade   
the souls of men every day.  

          With our strength we can change   
          the way in which our life’s arranged.   
          Our belief in peace and grace   
          can save us from the working race.   

Constant striving to be free    
can only open destiny.   
Endless groping in the night   
will always lead us to the light.   

           We will live to see the day   
           when our children can safely play   
           in streets not torn with racial fears,   
           nor gutters flooded with our tears.   

We will walk all through the night.   

Copyright 1980 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

Another older poem today to celebrate optimism! Although this piece was written  more than thirty years ago, it displays one of my fundamental beliefs--that we can make the world a better place.

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