Who Are The Patriots Those Who Light

Who are the patriots? Those who light
the torch of war from hill to hill?
Or those who kindle on the heights
the beacons of a world’s good will?

Who are the patriots? Those who serve
this globe suspended in the dark of space.
This fragile planet they conserve,
the homeland of the human race.

We draw our boundaries in our pride,
defend them with our children’s blood.
But rains and winds and ocean tides
declare the truth; the world is one.

Who are the patriots? Only those
whose purpose is the common good,
who in their love all lands enclose,
whose world is all one neighborhood.