Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Is this really how
We were meant to live
Throw our sticks and stones
Break each other’s bones
Never to forget
Or forgive

Let’s not make mountains
Out of molehills
No need to build them up so high
Let’s try our hand at
Love and forgiveness
Oh what’s the use in a tooth for a tooth
Or an eye for an eye

Look at how much time we spend
Just finding fault again, again
And wishing that the one was like the other
See how hard we concentrate
So diligently calculate
Forever keeping score on one another

Let’s not make mountains
Out of molehills
No need to build them up so high
Let’s try our hand at
Love and forgiveness
Oh what’s the use in a tooth for a tooth
Or an eye for an eye

Look at us so quick to find
They’re not like us, that other kind
So slow to see the deeper ties that bind us all
We’re caught inside our history
Defining us for centuries
That keeps us separated by these ancient walls

Let’s not make mountains
Out of molehills
No need to build them up so high
Let’s try our hand at
Love and forgiveness
Oh what’s the use in a tooth for a tooth
How many years ’til we realize
We never needed a stone for a stone
Or an eye for an eye

 

 

Copyright 2011 by Janie Christensen

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