Getting Along

Getting Along
By Nabih Saliba

To have patience just to listen
And really slow things down
So when eyes start to glisten
You won’t greet them with a frown

To listen is to understand
Not simply wait to speak
So when we lend a helping hand
It’s for the thing they seek

To share the pain is empathy
Past understanding woe
So when we offer sympathy
They’ll know it’s not for show

To carry someone’s burden
In more than word or song
Is how we’ll stop the fighting

And learn to get along.