We need

by: Susan Polis Schutz

We need to feel more
to understand others.
We need to love more
to be loved back.
We need to cry more
to cleanse ourselves.
We need to laugh more
to enjoy ourselves.
We need to see more
other than our own little fantasies.
We need to hear more
and listen to the needs of others.
We need to give more
and take less.
We need to share more
and own less.
We need to look more
and realize that we are not so different
from one another.
We need to create a world where
all can peacefully live the life they choose.


Poem used with permission of Blue Mountain Arts