Hello there Donald Trump from one earthling to another
It’s not much of a jump, we can claim the same mother
You already built your wall, and it’s a great defence
Against the madness of it all from which none of us are exempt
Your ego stretches coast to gulf, the boundary of your self
Higher stronger, sexier, richer, than everybody else
Now that you are president of the world’s greatest nation
You can try to protect “her” from all abomination
Foreigners, Muslims, layabouts, sexual deviancy
Close the borders, keep them out, show no leniency
And I notice something in me to which your style appeals
That part of me that division, separation and fear reveals
The part of me that wants to be safe in a world beyond control
If I keep my world small enough, maybe I can make it whole
Yes it’s a grand illusion, but oh so satisfying
An ego stunt, pun intended, it’s even death defying!
Cos ego death lets it all in, there is no buffering
Between the world and all our sin, all our suffering
And so the question must come up: what then shall we do?
When the ego run amok is the place we’ve all come to?
When the monster threatens liberty and freedom of expression
When it strangles our humanity and reaches for repression
Must we fight back like the Allies in World War Two?
How ironic if that is all there’s left to do
America fought for freedom and look where we’ve arrived
The enemy of freedom has not survived but thrived
It’s thrived in our own hearts, or should I say our minds
In the factions within us, and in the world outside
What if we had just let the holocaust unfold?
Let the Nazis win, let the master race take hold?
Would we be an Aryan race that conquered all the world?
A world of blonde and blue-eyed perfect boys and girls?
And so I say instead, yes, we must fight back
To fight with arms outspread, let love be our attack
A wave upon the world, no greater wave than this
Take the sting from the tale with our heart’s openness
Maybe we’ll be called to fight with the steel variety
To defend our human right to a free society
I think you think that’s what you’re doing, and I just separated
You from me, us from them, in the split I just created
And this is the great split, the schism of all ages
Instinct and intellect, the bars of all our cages
For we are conscious beings and by this we stand apart
From others, from the world, but always in our heart
There is the longing and sadness, and the deepest of all pain:
The moment of giving up on being whole again
We all walk with this shadow, this wound at our core
So let us walk the path, that we all came here for:
To remember compassion and great courageous kindness
If we shine a light in the dark, in our hearts we will find this:
Hate cannot end hate, only love can open those bars
And bring light to a night, already devoid of stars 2
Quotes: Sting (1) and Martin Luther King (2)