“Did Anyone Ever Tell You?” by Sophia Modell

Did anyone ever tell you?
Did anyone talk about it?
Did you ever hear about what happened?
 
All over the world they say – yes they really do mean it –
They told me and a few other folks that there is peace.
 
Did they? Did they ever tell you?
 
Did you know that all around the world there are happiness and surprises,
Where the birds sing and the flowers bloom and there is peace?
 
Did they? Did they ever tell you?
 
Did you know that outside – on the other side – in a whole other world,
Everything that is big is small and everything that is small is big?
That space is Earth and Earth is space and that goodbyes are hellos?
That peace is real- yes that’s what they said- I’m already packed,
My luggage is over there and so are George’s, Mary’s, Tom’s, and Sid’s.
 
Did they? Did they ever tell you?
 
But wait- do you believe?
Do you believe that there is peace and that everything that is small is big and everything that is big and small?
And that space is Earth and Earth is space and that goodbyes are hellos?
That peace is real- yes that’s what they said- I’m already packed
My luggage is-
 
Why, where are you going? Don’t you believe them?
 
No.
 

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