The written version of the spoken word piece that appears on the UNESCO Center for Peace CD, “Action Moves People United“
I looked up into the sun Warm on my face The sky so blue Just like I could dive into it And feel it between my toes There, high above me The flags of nations waved Caught up in the breeze A beautiful rainbow Colors and shapes dancing Kissing, swirling around each other. Flying high above the chaos. Every flag was different from the next And they didn’t care About the politics and the struggle Colors taking wing As a sky full of birds or butterflies Of Northern Lights Majestic. Colors, music, dance Flavors In this moment I see so clearly We are so rare A tapestry of the finest thread This life so precious Our job Is to fill it with the wonder and awe Of the world we call home. Drink it up The sweet nectar of us. Don’t waste a drop. Colors in the sky Colors down below All swirl together In a beautiful rainbow The flags of nations The skin of peoples Of shapes and sizes Of walks of life What makes us different Makes us interesting The music, our dance, The food, our flavor, A bouquet A tapestry.