Peace—everyone seems to
be talking about it:
bring peace to the world
bring peace to the heart
bring peace to the mind
bring peace to the soul
The entire world is perpetually
consumed by this boisterous fervour,
alive with explosions of spiritual catharsis.
Those voices are eager, forever serenading,
serenading love, demanding action to be taken,
thanking God, exorcising demons,
screaming with joy and then spreading it.
Oh, these voices are eager, trying so hard
to decipher the codes and patterns
of the cosmic wheel, trying to solve problems,
trying to understand why people are the way they are
why life is the way it is—
Why the bullets are silent
Why hearts shatter without a sound
Why the soft hush in dark alleyways
Why are children’s cries muffled at night
Why their deepest epiphanies
are louder than the cacophony of lies
in the air as they collide
PEACE, everyone seems to be talking about it.
BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD.
BRING PEACE TO THE HEART.
BRING PEACE TO THE MIND.
BRING PEACE TO THE SOUL.