Understanding
By Jenni Gattoni

Understanding
Empathy for our fellow man
Sharing in life’s pain and joy
Connected since time began

Understanding
To walk in another’s shoes
Experience the path they were given
Feeling how they have paid their dues

Understanding
Seeing through another’s eyes
Like the innocence of a child
Or elder wisdom saying Good-bye

Understanding
No judgment to be passed
Onto others different than you
True Harmony that could last

Understanding
Forgiveness to all for choices they’ve made
A chance for all prejudice and hatred to fade
Our paths connecting, our hearts in sync
The wonderful possibilities this future could bring.