Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are
Form: Free Verse

take my hand brother
whoever you are
stand with me, brother
in the name of peace
are we so different
you and I?
when all is said and done
do we not live under the same sky
struggling to make ends meet
as prices go up
and the pay goes down
do we not both feel that bite
just the same
take my hand brother
whoever you are
stand with me, brother
in the name of peace
are we so different
you and I?
fighting for the same rights to exist
to live free from discrimination
just be who we are
take my hand brother
whoever you are
stand with me, brother
in the name of peace
are we so different
you and I?
when the bombs of war
don’t know which of us is which
in the name of that
beyond our control
take my hand brother
whoever you are
stand with me, brother
in the name of peace
does it matter what colour skin or religion?
does it matter what gender or sexuality?
does any of it matter
when the bombs won’t care
killing us all equally
take my hand brother
whoever you are
stand with me, brother
in the name of peace

©JezzieG2023

9 thoughts on “Whoever You Are

      1. I worry for my world Jezzie. I will have two grandchildren going into High School. My four children. Did not serve in the military. Their world was growing and there was opportunity. My grandparent took me to the airport, when I left for my wars. I saw their faces. I don’t want to be the grandpa at the airport.

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