Tuesday, 19 August 2008

song for peace

for Aung San Suu Kyi

Peace is not a Holy Grail
peace is just a step together
in the right direction

peace is not the absence of war
but the presence of love

peace lives inside us
it only asks for quiet
a stillness clear and open
to cause the blind to see

to win in war is to lose
to win peace
we must offer ourselves to all

peace needs faith in our species
peace needs nurtured like a newborn baby
peace needs acceptance of pain

may peace prevail over hate

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