I wrote this little ditty in 2009 under less tumultuous socio-political times. But its message of unity and the overcoming of differences and the celebration of the fact that we’re all here, human and alive, is timeless. And timely on a day like today.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
It’s that special time of year
We should gather with each other despite our fears
We’ll break bread and dine with wine
And discover there’s no trouble and we’re just fine
We are all of the same blood
So it’s silly to throw punches instead of hugs
Peace is not (just) for the naive
We should be wearing our compassion upon our sleeves
So let’s celebrate today
And be grateful that we all have a voice to say
That we’re thankful for our lives
And we’re laughing, dancing, singing and giving high fives
Written: March 28, 2009. Released on the album Bridging the Disconnect, released September 29, 2009 via I Rock Recordings under the moniker of Sap.
Copyright © 2009 by Brandon L. Rucker
Guitars, voices & percussion performed by Brandon Rucker.