By Birch Banks
Give hope a chance
All I’m saying is, give hope a chance
Because she loves to change the world
With each word she brings light
Like a dawn, a torch in the dark, a familiar friend.
Give peace a chance
Because he really needs it
To say he is fighting war is an understatement
Because he takes every low to show
The world it’s not worth it.
Never striking back,
He embraces hate as only peace can,
Fighting a battle without hurting a soul.
Give equality a chance
Because they would do it for you
Equality has no boundaries, man or woman,
Gay or straight, white or black, Christian or Muslim,
Because equality wants to see each of us
Have a chance to be the change the world needs
There are no walls when equality’s involved
Give the world a chance
It won’t end with one person
It will end when we all give in
To hate, who can’t see the beauty in us all.
To borders, who stops a man from loving a man,
To guilt, who we hide behind until he steps aside.
We don’t need them.
The world doesn’t need them.
What we need is…
The torch at night of hope,
The strong stance of peace,
The welcome arms of equality
And each and every one of you!