Where Lives Peace?

 

Some hearts cannot surrender
Ideas that give birth to hate
Flesh of a hard to kill tree
Who bears such terrible fruit
Must it be eaten by innocents?

Compassion cannot ease pain
Bring the dead back to life
Speak carefully during chaos
When hatred seeks new hearts
Or the terrible tree survives

Ignorance demands knowledge
Carefully examine your hearts
For righteousness becomes lost
To an arrogant darkness
Feeds the hatred it seeks to end

Where lives peace?

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©
david coyote
September 12, 2001

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