I was born in an imperialist country,
The comfort of my childhood
Made possible by wars and colonies.
The blood of far-off lands is spilling on my hood.
Yet, I don’t feel guilty,
I just feel responsible for it,
I feel the need to study and understand,
I want to think that we could change.
It’s time we all consider the consequences of our conditions.
Our phones are made of blood and kids’ labor.
Our clothes are sewed by slave workers.
Our food is causing deforestation, creating deserts.
Our energy supplies feed wars all around the globe.
Even our ideas and our thoughts are dividing one another.
The world is so complex
And our brains so limited.
You know different, but not better than your neighbor.
In case you are well informed,
Please keep it low and clear, kind and consistent,
Strong and peaceful.
Everywhere we need justice and not revenge.
We need Love, Love, Love:
Without it, all knowledge becomes vain and dangerous,
Even the best idea will then be used by the most treacherous.
If we really want peace,
Love is our only tool,
Our only strength,
Our only weapon.
You can encompass complexity with Love,
But complexity will numb you and confuse you without.
With Love you can consider opposite choices
While remaining on the same team.
Without, you will fight one another,
Even if you come from the same home.
Don’t take the side of a lesser evil, if it is evil.
Fight for a greater good,
The one from your heart,
the one from your soul.
If you have the luck to be righteous, be thankful for it.
If your neighbor is blinded by conflict, pray for him.
Judgment is on the side of war,
Forgiveness on the side of peace.
Revenge is on the side of war,
Justice on the side of peace.
Don’t take the side of human artifices and constructions,
But of human dignity, its essence and its evolution.
We have the choice to live together in peace as an intelligent species,
Or to die separated by hate as insane rats.
A choice each of us makes each second:
In our thoughts, words, and actions,
Our prayers, silences, and creations,
Our loves, our fears, and imagination.