If you have been confronted

With xenophobia

You have felt the clashes of

East versus the West

Or ‘Ossis’ against ‘Wessis’

As known in united Germany.

You are torn between the

Reports of the media

The emotional talks of humanists

Versus extremism.

The often hollow talks of

Misguided politicians

Playing on the emotion of fear.

But listen to Mr Gauck and

Your thinking will be guided

By a humanistic person

Who also has realistic politics

At his heart

While he is ready to listen

To his opponents

And question illogical propaganda.

Now then:

In the state of Austria

Following the European idealism

Of unity

A balanced society is a great harbour

For all people following tolerance.

But this means also a healthy portion

Of courage

For moving toward the future.




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