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The Divide

Updated: Jun 30

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Grew up in Ireland

I lived The Divide

Catholic, Protestant

in constant collide

Moved to the US

I saw The Divide

white skin and black skin

a disdain of hide

Drove up to Canada

and felt The Divide

English and French

not on the same side

I wasn’t feeling great

It all seemed corrupt

but then:

. . . some unsung heroes rode up

. . . some unheard voices showed up

. . . some unknown saviours stood up

singing:

your bones are my bones

you’ve the same teeth as me

we're living here together

the unselfish are free”

Went to the West Bank

could feel The Divide

the Muslim and Jew

in conflict ringside

Next landed in Spain

witnessed Divide

Spaniard and Basque

just could not abide

So flew to Brazil

and noticed Divide

the wealthy and poor

a human landslide

I wasn’t feeling great

It all seemed corrupt

but then:

. . . some unsung heroes rode up

. . . some unheard voices showed up

. . . some unknown saviours stood up

singing:

your bones are my bones

you’ve the same teeth as me

we're living here together

the unselfish are free”

I’ll give it to you straight

with no mumbo-jumbo

It’s not baggage, it’s freight

and that’s why I grumble

But I did also detect

in each of the places

much reason, respect

and acts of good graces

So don’t give up fairness

Don’t give up your soul

Don’t give up on reason

Hope lives in a goal

Travelled to Korea

witnessed Divide

politics and power

a Jekyll and Hyde

Took off for India

and there was Divide

Brahman, untouchables

up high and curbside

Arrived in Afghanistan

and breathed The Divide

the men and the women

unequal through pride

I wasn’t feeling great

It all seemed corrupt

but then:

. . . some unsung heroes rode up

. . . some unheard voices showed up

. . . some unknown saviours stood up

singing:

your bones are my bones

you’ve the same teeth as me

we're living here together

the unselfish are free”

I’ll give it to you straight

with no mumbo-jumbo

It’s not baggage, it’s freight

and that’s why I grumble

But I did also detect

in each of the places

much reason, respect

and acts of good graces

So don’t give up fairness

Don’t give up your soul

Don’t give up on reason

Hope lives in a goal

I wasn’t feeling great

It all seemed corrupt

but then:

. . . some unsung heroes rode up

. . . some unheard voices showed up

. . . some unknown saviours stood up

singing:

your bones are my bones

you’ve the same teeth as me

we're living here together

the unselfish are free”



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