ANATOMY OF PEACE
A virtue. A state of mind. An attitude of the heart.
A sacrifice: putting the good of another, above one's self.
It is the voluntary laying aside of strife.
PEACE IS BORN OF LOVE
It is not attained. It is OBtained. It is a gift, given.
It is the nth degree of lovingkindness.
PEACE IS DIVINE
It IS a word, carelessly tossed around:
Spoken highly of, while being USED
as a means, to an end.
It is NOT a violation of one's integrity
Nor a compensation.
PEACE IS TRUTH
It is NOT hypocritical:
proclaiming "enhanced quality of life for ALL",
while committing ghastly acts of MURDER
the very moment, A NEW LIFE
parts the womb.
PEACE IS LIVING HARMONY
Beware! of any, who speak of "united peace".
Mere Mortal Man is not the giver
of permeating, and all-consuming peace.
Genuine peace is offered - and obtained -
only by the grace of God.
PEACE IS CHRIST
c.1994 Rhonda S.Galizia All Rights Reserved.
Distinguished Lifetime Member
*This is my contribution to "The World's Largest Peace Poem", allegedly hanging in Washington, DC - Int'l Society of Poets