DIALOGUE: A SEED FOR GLOBAL RELATIONS
The spirit and vision of human beings can be kept alive
Through “dialogue” as the key –
Irrespective of social status, money, and dwelling
From heaven to sea!
Dialogue knows no cultural, geographic,
Or social boundaries on this wide open Earth –
And may open the door to a process of reconciliation
To douse the flame from disparity or racial hearth!
Dialogue can remove the insurmountable walls
Between people and create a new vision –
To embrace interdependence of mankind
And promote diversity as the secret mission!
Replacement of hostility and confrontation can be achieved
Via open dialogue without a doubt –
And conceive our diversity as a step towards peace
To eliminate the matching game of shout!
Dialogue may strengthen friendly relations
Among the nations that we desperately need –
And remove the threats to global peace
Via dialogue as the only seed!
To foster mutual cooperation and promote human rights
With fundamental freedom for all –
Dialogue is the only resource available today,
To influence the Nations – big or small!
Greater inter-relatedness among people can be harmonized
Through dialogue as the essential tool –
While the interactions among cultures will create
The warmth like a blanket made out of wool!
Dialogue may promote the cause for peace
And mutual respect in a crisis time –
To prevent the deadly wars that kill human lives,
Valued only as nickel or dime!
With progress of modern communications,
I cherish to see the silver lining behind the cloudy mind –
To unveil the suspicions and deal with dialogue
For the betterment of precious mankind!
So there’s no doubt in my vision today
That dialogue is a seed for the global relations of tomorrow –
And we must allow it to germinate now
For the joy of humanity while removing the sorrow!!
©Copyright October 26, 2001 by Hillol Ray
Author’s Note: The year 2001 has been proclaimed as the United Nations “Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations”. This poem is being dedicated to the commemoration of such a worthy cause, and to promote universal respect for fundamental freedom and human rights.