Peace for the Soul

A common space for harmonic peacemakers

Madonna della Pace by Pinturicchio (1490)

Sweet Sign

Staring at our planet as it bursts into flames

more threats of war spread out across the day

intermittent gasps of who why how where

which power is responsible for this latest contest in barbarity?

Bursting open a tangerine on New Year’s Eve

reminded of the sweetness of life;

how quickly it disappears in a flash

of beginnings that never evolve to conclusive points.

I eat greedily the juice somehow restoring my thirst for all of it.

When I hold up a fragile circle of light to the goddess of peace

all I can do is hope for a better world because I can’t pray

only reach out to those who ask for sustenance and mercy

put on my armor of light, stand against the winds

that howl outside offer my shelter from the storm

and a place to eat tangerines together

as human beings that still breathe and will fight

this endless needless greedy circle of fire.

Lydia Snow

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lovely poem

i like it !

thank you for posting this one Eva.

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"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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