A Link Within Our Worldly Chain

Imagine the collective sigh

When every voice called to the sky

Open hands were welcomed in

Regardless of their size or skin

Body hugs and laughter shared

All our troubles hence repaired

Our banquet lain, with food aplenty

Share until the bowls are empty

Conversations, hopeful words

Things the world has never heard

Togetherness, without a fight

Peaceful days, and quiet nights

Thoughts engaged, minds expanding

Rising higher, no fearful landing

Teachers teaching, noble truths

Knowledge passing to our youth

Such the sound, a single voice

Yet every person having choice

Resounding joy, each life in tune

Emergence from our thick cocoon

Walls collapsing, borders too

Populations moving through

No more need for single nations

Our moment of true integration

Led by those with future vision

Collective in our world decision

Understanding now, the way of we

Exactly how things need to be

The human race, our worldly chain

Each link is strong, each link the same

Perfection found in mutual love

Imagination and things above

Harmony, the noble cause

A future sight, not how it was

Our past holds tales of brutal things

Wasted lives, for crowns and rings

Many too, those cautious tales

Times of blade and hammered mail

Towers tall when tyrants reigned

Blood was spilled, and history stained

Not forget, no we must keep faith

What lies inside this human race

Compassionate souls, welcome arms

Giving love, not dealing harm

In humble voice, I send this plea

Choose the path for you and me

Surrender hate, release the pain

Become a link on the worldly chain

Reaching out with purest heart

Each of us can be a part

Changing paths, and changing lives

All you need, you have inside

The will of spirit, a helping hand

Spreading joy across the land

A single step can bring us through

You love me, and I’ll love you


Additional Reading

R.J. Schwartz is an American Poet and Author.

His most recent book, Hope – Inspirational and Spiritual Poetry comes from his own personal journey of redemption, understanding, and spiritual growth. Our past is there to teach us the lessons of our future, and without some pain, it is often difficult to understand compassion. Without heartache and betrayal, we might miss what true love looks like. Yet, we mustn’t dwell on those transgressions, but rather find encouragement to renew our thinking, embrace that which brings inner peace and a high vibration, and share the goodness whenever possible.

His complete works on The Creative Exiles Website can be found here

The Gypsy Thread is a huge collection of his original work

Ralph also writes on HubPages



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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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