May We Not Return - SSAA and Piano

May We Not Return - SSAA and Piano

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DEALINE JAN 31 for WORLD PREMIERE CONSORTIUM! In the years of 2020 and 2021, one phrase I kept hearing over and over was "I can't wait until things return to normal." The pandemic, however, seemed to bring to the forefront many problems that were obviously a problem long before Covid-19. Issues of hatred, inequity, greed, and injustice plagued our lives. Instead of reaching out, we often found ourselves turning away. Our choices were driven by selfishness and ego. It dawned on me that the radical self-reflection we were all forced to face could become an agent for good. Perhaps there would be no greater time than ever to create a new future. May we rise toward a world that shelters humanity in love, equity, generosity, and justice for all. This piece is the closing selection in a work called "Phoenix: A Trilogy of Hope." It is not meant to just be performed with a specific event in mind, but a timeless anthem for many years to come. My fellow humans, may we strengthen the world with the power of song.

 

May we not return to days bygone

We look back with reminiscence

But why do we yearn?

For what do we wish to return?

Inscribed in our existence

were hatred, inequity, avarice, and injustice

Instead of reaching out we turned away

Selfishness ruled our lives

The time has come for all to rise

May we rise toward a NEW future

A world that shelters humanity in love,

equity, generosity, and justice for ALL.