“Thoughts On Peace” By Neil Mc Cann

Tribes No More

You thought that you were tribes.

Who taught you that?

You are not.

Then what are you?

You are folk of here.

You are the people of this land.

This land of unspeakable beauty.

Wherever your ancestors left

To come here, and all of us came

Here from somewhere

Other than here,

Wherever you came from

You came to learn love

You came to experience

Separateness and tribes


Now is the moment.

Now is time

To step beyond tribe

Beyond class

And above all beyond

Senseless dying and shouts

That you call threats,

To step beyond separateness

And claim the oneness

To which we all belong

If you sense a force beyond

The world you see

That force is one

That force is love,

That mothers you savagely

And tenderly until you know

We all belong, inside

One great universe

Of love.