THIS IS HOW WE CAN ACHIEVE PEACE
by Shannon Michael Terry

I sit before this great big sea

I bow to the humblest of guests

This is how we
can achieve peace

This is how we will
succeed

I understand your pain

Your fear to see yourself

I understand your need to cling to
old rejections

Covering the truth

I sympathize
with wanting to achieve
Perfection

I listen to my baby whisper in my ear

This is how we achieve peace

This is how the chain will break

I seek deep inside

Burn the layers

Crack the silence

Violet flame dancing
Spinning

Counter clockwise

I laugh
Not a laugh
From the outside
Coming from
the crack of my lips

from the inside
silent
loud

as if
my organs
blood
bones
all get the cosmic joke
at the same time

I empty myself
Of the need
The want
Greed
And disappear

This is how
We can achieve peace
This is how the chain will
break

This is how

 

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