Friday, December 14, 2007

Poetry Friday: Emmet Otter

In Our World/Brothers*
Music and lyrics by Paul Williams

We're closer now than ever before
(How much alike we are; perhaps we're long lost brothers)
There's love in our world and we're showing it more
(We even think the same; you know there may be others)

Our world says, "Welcome, stranger"
Everybody's a friend
(We can always use a friend)
Favorite stories don't end
(Welcome, brother)
In our world

Some say our world is getting too small
(So many things to learn, but we'll enjoy each lesson)
I say, with kindness, there's room for us all
(Problems don't worry us when half the fun is guessing)

Our world is always changing
Everyday's a surprise
(Live a lifetime of surprise)
Love can open your eyes
(Brother, look around)
In our world

When night lays sad upon you
Go watch a simple sunrise
(See wonder in your eyes)
Love can open your eyes
(Welcome, brother)
To our world

Roundup is at Miss Rumphius Effect


chrisa511 said...

:) I love Emmet Otter

Little Willow said...

Good choice!

jama said...

Made me smile! Thanks.

Mary Lee said...

I can't believe I watched the whole clip! That gives new meaning to drum roll.

Great song. Love the end.