Peace Making Isn’t Easy
Walking the busy streets of New York, I realized
Peace Making isn’t easy.
People’s glances and comments,
made it obvious, there was
work still to be done.
One tried to scare us of…how can you scare peace of?
There is no such thing, as peace
is lived and felt within.
Another tried to point us to Jesus,
“I hope you pray to Jesus”, he said, “I hope you do…”
Stepping aside perplexed, as we
sent him unconditional love.
A woman stood still, for a moment
wondering what we did.
Then, graciously bowed… our gaze
silently affirming, the deeper connection within.
Still others came and go, frantic,
enslaved in their own world.
It’s International Day of Peace today,
a day to notice, to acknowledge how
peace is lived within.
For, peace does start in one’s heart,
as it is felt therein, it starts radiating thereout,
attracting and transforming that
which is uneasy, turbulent, unjust.
Peace Making isn’t easy, until
it is made first within your heart.
A tribute to the UN International Day of Peace, Sept 21, 2010 © Liliane Mavridara