Despite Such Despite

Despite Such Despite

Despite such despite
The two were alike
In many more things
Than were differing

Despite such despite
Try as they might
They both had to eat
And walk on two feet

Despite such despite
The difference might
Be the color of skin
Or belief held within

Despite such despite
Both claim the right
To defend a place
To defend a race

Despite such despite
Hidden from sight
Lies were told
That made them bold

Despite such despite
Neither was right
In killing another
Killing a brother

Despite such despite
The winner outright
Only shares the game
of misery and shame

Despite such despite
In life so alike
Not much apart
In head or in heart

Despite such despite
The two were alike
In many more things
Than were differing