SEEKING SOFTNESS (#prayforturkey #stopthehate)
by Marie Elena
I can’t pretend to understand
As hostile minds, with arms in hand,
Disturb a peaceful country’s night
While innocents hole up in fright.
Another friend, another cry,
Another ally begging, “why?”
Another hashtag adding weight
To those who prompt and spread the hate.
This fallen universe, complex:
While animosity is flexed,
A softness tries to smooth the way
From violent night, to placid day.
Let softness have its gentle sway;
Let mankind not be mankind’s prey.
© Marie Elena Good
nia, the photo of the armed men with the cat sends an interesting message: the cat is the wise one. it is such a perfect photo for you to post, you who so often show your love of cats. i hope that your city and country can come together in peace. i also hope that my country can do the same. and really, we are talking about the whole world, aren’t we?
I agree on all counts. Thank you for visiting my humble site. God bless you.
Our world is in such sad shape right now. This expresses it well.
Thank you, Sheryl. Needing a blanket of prayer over all the earth. 😦
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.
Thank you for your kind words.
So meaningful, so beautiful. I read with my tears. Thank you dear Marie Elena, Your poetical wishes in my heart too. Love, nia