Inner Mind



Peace must be first within
Deep in the tissues of our bodies
Deep in trust
That we are real and present to this moment
Self-defining, self-sustaining
And Peace permeates every pore
Oozes through every thought
Until war becomes a symbol in a story
Like old Greek gods and Christian crusaders
With their smothering armor
And their clumsy heavy weaponry,
Forgiven at last for the pain
And destruction they caused

We must make Peace with
Our every ache and pain and hurtful memory
Forgiving ourselves deeply for any pain
And destruction we have been a part of

And Peace must be in every desire
Every new scene we envision participating in
Until we are deeply at Peace with who we are
And who all those around us are
At peace with every act and thought and breath