Journal of
Stellar Peacemaking

©2008 Journal of Stellar Peacemaking
Vol.3 No. 3, 2008

 

 

Us Against the Problem, Not Me Against You Words and music © by Linda K. Williams- used with permission. Unauthorized duplication is prohibited.

Patricia Mikkelson, Linda K. Williams.

 

Listen to Us Against the Problem

 

It's us against the problem, not me against you.
It's us against the problem; let's see what we can do.
I'll "put myself in your shoes," you'll "try on my shoes," too.
With us against the problem, there's lots that we can do!

 

So we'll think it through,
      talk it out,
      our feelings share,
It may not be so easy, but we'll...
      see it through,
      and work it out;
Or maybe for a while we'll just agree to disagree!.

 

It may be that our problem got started by mistake.
Misunderstandings happen, and friendships they can break.
But when we talk it over, we'll find out what went wrong.
With us against the problem, we'll feel better before long.

 

Sometimes an unsolved problem can make us enemies;
We shouldn't let that happen, 'cause it hurts both you and me.
We've got so much in common, that I'm sure we can be friends.
With us against the problem, we can be friends, in the end!

 

So we'll think it through,
      talk it out,
      our feelings share,
It may not be so easy, but we'll...
      see it through,
      and work it out;
Or maybe for a while we'll just agree to disagree!.

Yes, maybe for a while we'll just agree to disagree!

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST -

 

Linda K. Williams, of the peace-oriented Church of the Brethren (www.brethren.org), began passionate peacemaking after her husband's grandmother was murdered and a later massacre of 14 in a High School occurred. A team-effort resulted, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories for a Better World," with 101 true stories of compassion, communication, creativity, and courage.

 

Fund-raising info : LKW_BetterWorld@yahoo.com.
Linda’s music: www.peacemaker.st

 

Patricia Mikkelson, mother of two, has practiced the principles shared in "I'll Listen", which were inspired by Non-violent Communication, since Chris (nineteen in 2008) was in her womb. Patricia has published three children's albums which inspire young and old alike to live in ways that contribute to everyone's well-being.

Contact her at http://www.communitynow.wordpress.com

 

Recording used with permission.

 

 

 
 

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