I have a dream… said once a well known American politician in his speech I also have a dream… of contributing to the world I want to live in I mourn over broken relationships over trust lost to distrust, to despair and over love turned into hatred Someone has said that hatred is only love that has gone astray  And I so much want to tie together what is broken to a whole I would like to be part of the miracle When trust is restored and reconciliation can take place The road there just seem to me so tremblingly frail If I dare to walk this road it will be in the awareness of that I need not be the solution itself only a part of a bigger picture Like the piece in a puzzle seemingly difficult to place Which would still be missed in the whole If absent And I am not alone We are many who share a dream of a better world
During seven months, I have attended a course in mediating in conflicts based on Nonviolent Communication. The mediation programme, organized by Friare Liv (http://www.friareliv.se/en/) has been held four times with three days in a row. In addition to that we have all practiced in two small groups, one that has met at six occasions and another that have practiced every two week in a telephone conference.
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the morning of the last course day, I read this poem and played the song Si by the French artist ZAZ. It was this very song and the experiences from the mediation programme that inspired me to write the poem.
The song can be found at ZAZ official website:
You may also find it here with English subtitles:
 A quotation I found in a Swedish newspaper in the 80’s by someone called Bell Wall