“In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.” Christopher Morley
The latest terror
Violence rends flesh to shreds
smashed hearts, voices … nerves
Coursing through sinews
Hate seeks to end global peace
Clinging to warped tales
Can we build bridges?
From hearts, voices, and frayed nerves
To heal … our wounded
With hearts of courage
Love’s peaceful pathway triumphs
Against the terror
The many recent acts of terror around the world have left us confounded and deeply concerned. We have seen and heard of the carnage, and each incident in any part of the world is an attempt to derail the path to peaceful coexistence. We must not stay silent. Use your voice to teach those around you that violence is never an answer to discontent…
“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: ‘Hold on!'” Rudyard Kipling
A bloody spring day
Hatred and screams rent the air…
Striking hearts and nerves
Peace pathways maligned
Clinging to broken branches
hearts, homes … sacred space
Our voices carry
Lamenting our global loss
Mother Earth’s … keening
Love’s armor prevails
etched on hearts and frazzled nerves
As we mourn lives lost.
As we mourn all our fellow men/women who have lost their lives in acts of terror and violence around the world, let us find some comfort in Kipling’s advice and Hold On! Hold on to the path of peace, faith and goodwill towards our global family. Let’s hold on to ending all forms of terror and violence in our world.
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Positive Motivation Tip: May our hearts, voices and actions be used in the support of the path to peaceful coexistence on this planet. Hold on!
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