It Is Long Past Time

Jody Pignolet

It is long past time to get about the business of creating a better world 

As humans we have brought to fruition marvels of mortal imagination 

We have also played - on repeat - the brutal destruction of those we don't like 

We make up countless and original justifications but it's all the same plot 

We have desired the top 


It is long past time to get about the business of creating a better world 

As humans we have fought for the idea of freedom 

We have stood on foreign land and railed against global oppression and bullying 

We have also turned a blind eye and given enthusiastic oppressors a pass on our own soil 

We have desired the win 


It is long past time to get about the business of creating a better world 

As humans we have been waking up to the possibility of peace 

We have, in actuality, been doing so for thousands of years 

We have known for at least that long that our experiments in extinguishing those we don't like won't yield the lasting peace we say we want 

We have desired the drama 


It is long past time to get about the business of creating a better world 

As humans we have had the audacity to dream, compose, engineer and heal 

We have continued to expand the scope of what is possible for the human mind to materialize We have proclaimed our commitment to advancement while leaving others in the dust of poverty 

We have desired the glory 


It is long past time to get about the business of creating a better world 

As humans we have been ready and able, though are we willing to bring to fruition equality for all 

We have been ready and able, though are we willing to fight for freedom for all 

We have been ready and able, though are we willing to work for peace for all 

We have been ready and able, though are we willing to materialize opportunity for all 


It is long past time to get about the business of creating a better world for all 

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