circle of peace

This week, the news has been interrupting the tranquility of my walks. Too many notifications, disturbances, rhetoric, protests – before, during and after. How do I find balance? At one end – the comfort of “living under a rock”, at the other end “anxiety over each and every reminder of awful or mean spirited action”.

I tell myself…peace is a circular path, like a loop in a walk. Good days and bad days. Keep trying, believing, stay on course and never, ever give up…

 Battered, tarnished peace-

time scratched symbol

rusted by history,

burned by violence.

Enduring inhumanity,

 a heartless metal

scorched with trauma.


Bright, sunny, yellow peace-

a circle of hope,

a smile of love,

with highlights of promise.

Enduring humanity,

a dedicated mettle

of unyielding tolerance.


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