A lifetime has gone by fighting,
fuming and biting;
A lifetime has gone by accusing,
annoying and abusing.
Thousands of lives
have fallen by the side
And many more have been
swept away by the tide;
Of bitterness, brutality and barbarism;
On both sides of the border.
And evil minds can do
what they've often done;
Refusing to learn even the simple law
of neighborhood and mutual-interest;
Unless forced by the west;
Which always has a game to play.
But who knows, wisdom may dawn one day;
For miracles to happen
And to heal the wounds of 1971 and beyond.
So, let's learn from the earlier causes
And build these hopeful noises;
To thaw bitterness
And give peace a chance.