Let the Barbarians Be Gone

Illness, violence, and suicide are robbing us of beauty

the beauty of the earth that we are privileged to behold

the love of life and laughter that should sustain us ’til we’re old

have all been replaced with sorrow, dread, and disdain…

due to the rise of the barbarians!


Resolve to call on the universe for help

and speak the true desires of the noble

relieve the suffering of the moral

honor the ideals of the humane

grant the desires of the selfless

reward the dignity of the intelligent

restore the beauty and wisdom of the sages

unite sisters and brothers everywhere

and let the barbarians be gone.


May they drastically dwindle in numbers

may they sink by the volume of their greed

may they drown in their pool of their imagined self worth

may they vanish in the face of their pettiness

may they anguish in the mirror of truth

may they wither in the field of their pride

Let the barbarians be gone!


Let true righteousness and compassion prevail

human kindness without barbaric judgments

let the rusty balls and chains of dogma disintegrate

to make room for unconditional love – for all.


Dear benevolent Creator and blessed guardians of all that is

We Implore You… Please hear our cry…

Let the barbarians be gone.