We do not need another Hero. What we need is a whole army of heroes. What we need is you!
We don't need another country or state
No white horses need apply.
What we need is your love and compassion. We don't need silver screen heroes. All the children sing; "we don't need another hero". What we need is a life beyond the thunder and the domes of our lives, we need each other. We need to rise.
Peace and war make little difference in our time. Religions mount wars and science creates genetically modified food. Pavement and progress create crime and floods. We are not ready for another savior. We are not ready for a second coming.
But we are ready for love and compassion and reaching out and telling stories and listening to more. We do not need an infusion of capital but an infusion of love, and not just for each other but for all living things.
We don't need another tax hike we don't need to imprison more brothers.
What we need is more freedom from chains more respect for family and nature. We don't another policy or another grand scheme. What we need is just each other and no hatred and no greed.
We don't need another mansion and we don't need another dam. what we need is to be satisfied without another helping hand. We do not need to grow stronger we need to grow weaker. We don't don't need to grow more powerful we need to grow more humble. Please send the world donkeys and no more stallion Chargers.
We need life beyond this wretched thunderdome.
We don't need another temple.
We don't need another church. What we need a far fewer followers. We need leaders of your own heart. We need helpers to the sick. We don't need anothe sermon or Jihad what we need is more love. We don't need another top hit we need more singers and more listeners. We don't need another white hat we have had all that.
What we need is to embrace life and chase out strife. We do not need more principles we need more principles. We do not need angry politicians we need caring representatives. We do not need more cars we need more cars with food in them and more people in them. We don't need another movie we need another poem.
Can we agree we don't need more reality we need to change it.
The man in the photo above is a hero, I do not want any more.
Let the ministers of war battle foes they create
Let the old fight in trenches rather than debate
Let my son grow up in a home town job
Let him not know grenades to lob
Let my daughter find a handsome young man
Let him not die in a foreign land
Let my troubled soul be revived in helping a friend
Let us not follow another hero to the end
Let me die today so another may live
And let them give all they can give
As I lay my soul to sleep I pray the Lord YOUR soul to keep
I guess I am a hypocrite.
You don't need another me telling you how to live. You do not need another me telling you how to give. You do not need another fiat or great argument. What you need is to gather and augment. Kiss your friend and hug your rival. It is a matter of survival. I cannot tell you what to do, but I can beg your heart be true. I can ask you do not repeat my lack of action ending in defeat.
Do not follow the sins of your parents. Do not allow your soul to be errant. Love each other while you have the time and know it is your turn to shine.
I thank you for listening to an old man rant. Perhaps it will mean something to someone.