as long as


rick imamoto & lisa peterson, 6 july 2004

as long as there is fear
there shall always be resentment

as long as there is resentment
there shall always be anger

as long as there is anger
there shall always be hate

as long as there is hate
there shall always be suffering

as long as there is suffering
there shall be no peace

as long as there is no peace
there shall be no freedom

as long as there is no freedom
there shall be no hope

as long as there is no hope
there shall be no compassion

as long as there is no compassion
there shall be no love

thus

where there is love
there exists compassion

where there is compassion
there exists hope

where there is hope
there exists freedom



let us stand in unity
in spite of our diversity

let us all live as individuals
as we share our common ground

let us brothers and sisters unite
as we are children of the world

let it be
let it be

as long as we each shall live



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