A Dream of Hope
A. E. Bensley
I dreamed a dream in which I saw
Things I had never seen before
Technology had advanced so far
That man could journey to a star
A cure to beat the common cold
And how to stop us growing old
Aids and cancer gone forever
We even could control the weather
One flaw in all of this I found.
Politics and religion had no common ground.
It seemed as if there was no plan
To cure mans inhumanity to man.
When I was young in forty four
I saw the futile course of war.
There are no winners.
Each nationís leaders tend to act
As if they were beginners
We watched them then, we watch then now
Each one intent on finding how
Too increase wealth beyond their dreams.
But do we benefit from their schemes?
On looking back across the years,
A lake could not contain the tears.
Of hopes and aspirations lost
A nationís youth must bear the cost.
Like pawns upon the game of life.
But still they come to bring each country strife.
Why donít they look at what has gone before?
The paths of nationís schemes
So often sadly lead to war