soul blind

will things ever go back to the way they used to be
when you and i could go anywhere we pleased
and see nothing but welcoming smiles and open arms
take in the smells that come with the ocean breeze?

will we ever learn how to laugh with friends again
even the ones we’ve yet to meet?
maybe one day we’ll get to say, that sure was a wild time
how the world then seemed so lost in defeat

against enemies both unseen and seen
powers that be, rising from the distant past
all because we’ve all forgotten or never bothered to learn
that sometimes peace just isn’t meant to last

without hard work and a kind heart
that last one can sometimes be the hardest to find
in days like today when it feels like the world
has gone deaf and soul-blind