We are six thousand million on this earth today
We recognise a handful, but that is not to say
That those we do not know, and those we haven’t met
Are any less important on this earthly realm, and yet,
Some present Religion as the faultless guide
To those that we should fear, or gladly stand beside.
As no-one fears a new born child, whatever blood or creed
Whence derives the evil, that makes some feel the need?
To destroy what Gods and Prophets, universally declare
That equal right of each of us, to live and prosper here.
So my Fellow Traveller, I may not know you well,
But we should start by being friends. As far as I can tell
We have no fight between us, nor God that disallows
Our friendship, while we try to keep our charitable vows.
Live in peace and prosper, be as happy as you can
If we meet, we will embrace as man with fellow man
And if our meeting is delayed until the life hereafter
Let’s make sure, our actions now, deserve future love and laughter.