"Nothing must be allowed to distract from the world's elections." -- Anthony Esolen
Beloved neighbor, do not mark a check
Against me when we share a language, hope
Our children will find love, a common beck
By music we can share, that help us cope.
Beloved neighbor, do not choose to force
When we can work together, share a dish,
Behold a common place and set a course
From known to unknown lands, a common wish.
Beloved neighbor, do not take the path
Toward division--do not heed the cry
Of separationists--division is their math
When we would grow and add and multiply.
Far better that together, through the day
We join in our tradition, culture, play.