Manhattan, Please Listen To Me
Ladies and Gentlemen, as you pass by our site,
Please slow down you pace and heed our words
The bitter scenes here you witness,
The tortures, are indeed taking place
On the other side of the ocean,
In China, on this very day.
Women, Children, young and old,
Locked up in prison damp and cold,
Have nothing to hold on to in silence
But their faith in Truthfulness, Compassion and forbearance.
To this day we have not forgotten
The painful memories of 9/11.
The world prays for peace and harmony,
Only to hear the evils laugh with irony.
Still we seek Truthfulness, Compassion and forbearance,
The principles that can one day make a difference.
It is our belief, and we pray it be yours,
That no lives be sacrificed for a spiritual cause.
Please take your stand against the killings,
Give us your help to end the sufferings.
However small an individual’s power,
The voices of love grow by every hour.
From every open heart, a dove takes off to fly,
From every extended hand, an olive rises to the sky.