Develop those feelings

For things that have meaning

And you will find love in yourself.

Perish the thought

That values are bought,

And money is all that is wealth.

Dismiss the suspicion

That life has no mission

And that no one really cares,

If you’d feel for others

As sisters and brothers,

You’d know there’s something there.

Disregard the conception

That the need for affection

Is a weakness of body and mind,

The essence of living

Is wrapped up in giving

And leaving our fears behind.

Please bear in mind

That it’s nice to be kind

And to give a helping hand,

Cherish the notion

That love is the potion,

That binds us in every land.

©1972 Nathan Segal