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Moved by a Messenger (a poem for Mattie Stepanek)

February 1, 2012


 In a world where violence is the norm of the day

A little boy came our way and he had something to say

Mattie J.T. Stepanek born in 1990

Started writing poetry at the age of 3

A boy who came from humble beginnings

Became friends to Jimmy Carter, Oprah, Larry King

But the fame that came never changed Mattie

Used his popularity to change humanity

And through this entire process he inspired me

I aspire to inspire ‘fore I expire see

So I had to tell the story of the son of Jeni

Never met him though he lived down the street from me

His heart songs spoke to the peace that we long

And he took time to play after every storm

From playing with his Legos he built peace with his vision

And laid the groundwork for us to continue his mission

 

We need messengers for peace to stop bullying

We need teachers to teach peace in their schooling

Make peace possible, end homophobia

Make our country more accepting no xenophobia

Let’s erase racism, eradicate hate

No room for anti-Semites in United States

No more police brutality

Gangs strive for neutrality

Don’t matter your spirituality

What really matters is morality

Mattie stood up for everyone

All races and religions that live under the sun

If we give peace a chance we make tomorrow better

Cause peace is possible when we’re working together

Mattie truly was an angel and his dream was for peace

He had high hopes and now his dream’s within our reach

 

Let us pray, differently, yet together

And work every day to make our whole world better

Before there’s no earth, no life, no chance for peace

Sudan, Myanmar, the Middle East

In so many ways, we are the same

Gotta stop picking out our differences to blame

What language do you laugh in? What accent do you cry in?

Mattie marketed unity we need to buy in

If you could just be silent, just for a moment

We can make Mattie’s dream come true if we just own it

Do what you can with what you have where you are

Mattie used poetic license now we’re driving his car

Mattie’s message moved millions but there’s more to do

A new millennium Mattie might reside in you

In 14 years Mattie changed the world and so can you

Become a soldier for peace cause our army needs you

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