Lift

Lift our hands to friendship,

lift our hands to joy;

lift our hands to the fragile ones

that have nothing left at all.

 

Lift our voice to hard fought love,

lift our voice to pain;

lift our voice to the suffering ones

so they can hear our call.

 

Raise your hands to the other!

Lift your voice of concern!

Cry for justice across this land

till it is  loud, and strong, and heard.

 

Never let the cruelty win,

never turn away; 

lift your hands and celebrate,

and raise your fist up high.

 

Together we have a winner,

together we will cry,

and wash this place with our tears

and stand till we shall die.

 

Lift your hands with friendship,

lift your voice with love;

stand this ground together 

and  let Truth be our guide.

 

8/10/2019