Where there is gloom, there is elsewhere, joy;
Where hate dwells, in another place, love inspires;
Where barbs fly, nearby a child plays with a toy;
Where gunshots wound, around the world a shooting star fires.
When screams ring out, babies giggle;
When corruption pervades, honor exists;
When injustices erode our foundation, good deeds triple;
When innocents lose hope, faith persists.
If our environment is threatened, activists fight harder.
If our coffers are empty, our communities provide.
If our American Dream diminishes, voices scream louder.
If our eyes are closed to suffering, in another universe they’re open wide.