The night was dark and cool and clear
The air around was free of fear
As I recall it used to be
When life was happy and carefree.
We laughed and cried and fussed a lot
About what’s fair and what was not
Though not one person would declare
That their own treatment was unfair !
We lived and dreamed our lives away
Believing each, from day to day
This was our homeland, small or large
Where bullies never were in charge !