Tag Archives: #AMWRITING

Act After

Act After ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Where will we be on the midden of history? These moments, time, which none might recall. What will we or any other see? Torments of our climb, if we rose, when we fall. Who will, then, decide what we […]

Even When, We Must

Even When, We Must ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ We must celebrate what’s good, but expose what is wrong. We must never be complacent; say the day cannot be won. We must guard all the gain we garner, no matter how small. Even the smallest light, […]

Redefining War and Peace

Redefining War and Peace ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ War, armies, death, destruction, terror, horror and fear fill our news and our days. These are all very real and frightening, but I believe war deserves a broader definition, as does peace. War is not simply armed […]

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Today, I decided to remove my face, to discover what I would find beneath. It looked a bit like red, stringy lace. Much like we will all one day bequeath. Wait, that says you’re the […]

Echoes

Echoes ~~~~~   Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Out in peaceful nature, where I love to be. Now, I hear soft voices, direction a mystery. Are there other hikers in the nearby forest, or echoes of other people from long ago? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is […]

Live In

Live In ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~  ‘Tis a gift to be simple and uncomplicated, no bartered existence to prove we’re alive. Sit silently, existence within contemplated, no more true separation than bee and hive. Appearances deceive, all grand illusion. Alone,  same centers, edges and middles. […]

No Secrets

No Secrets ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ As I walk among the redwood trees, a funny sound I hear, a banana slug oozing oh so slowly across my trail. Birds sing, raven’s gossip, no secrets. Breath deeply, the freshening wind. Watch leaves dance, as breezes sing. […]