IF NOT YOU
If not you, who will be the answer?
If not you, who will heal the cancer?
If not you, then who?
Where there is no vision a people perish,
Where there are no dreams to cherish,
a nation dies.
Where are the leaders like Jefferson?
Where are the heroes and heroines?
Where are the people who see the work to be done?
Who will tell the children they can fly?
Who will play the Catcher in the Rye?
Why in schools do the minds all die?
It is so easy to criticize
the politicians we can blame
It is so easy to compromise shrug
our shoulders and complain
that the world just stays the same
but don't you feel the pain?
Who will hear the cries
of the third World poor?
Who will stop the Holocaust
of a Nuclear War?
Where are all the ladies to hold