Mind bending ideologies
transforming what has been,
into something that’s so extreme
we need to see reality
we need to learn to coexist
and let people believe
what works for them
even if it does not work for me.
We have to learn to get on
we need to come together
we need some unity
we need to all feel we are free
to express ourselves individually
without fear hanging over us
just because of what we believe
we need to be able to exist equally.