Why Can't We?

October 16, 2013
Why can’t we all just get along?
We’re stuck between what’s right and what’s cool.
We have this fine line that we waver back and forth.
And to many times,
Go with the cool

When I mean we,
I mean WE,
The collective,
The race,
The world

Why can’t we all just get along?
It doesn’t matter if your Black or White or Pink!
Or Catholic or Jewish or Muslim,
Or tall or large or thin or small
Or Gay or Lesbian or Straight

Why can’t we all just get along?
Isn’t there enough bad in this world?
We can just say hi to our neighbor,
And the world will go on,
But there is something missing.

Why can’t we all just get along?
We’re all different, can’t you see?
We aren’t alike,
And you have to admit,
It’d be boring if we were!

Why can’t we get along?
It’s really quite simple,
Just smile and say hello,
To all those that you meet,
Today and tomorrow, and throughout your life

Why can’t we all just get along?
We seem, I think,
To not understand what we are,
Who we are
How we are

Why can’t we all just get along?
It’s just a simple question.
We go along with violence around us,
Consuming us,
Poisoning us,

It’s actually so simple,
That a lot of adults don’t know.
But still I have to ask,
Really, really, really have to ask
Why can’t we all just get along?

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GreekGoddess said...
Dec. 31, 2013 at 4:28 pm
Wonderful. This was great, not only the delivery but the message you sent. I've always been wondering why people can't accept differences, and like molly said, it's wonderful to see it in a poem. I try to put constructive critism into all of my comments, sorry i can't find anything to correct, great job!
mollybug13 said...
Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm
This is a very good poem. I actuall wonder this sometimes and im shocked to see someone put it in a poem. 5/5 Loved it :)
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