Peace lives

as the shadow of war-

where gunmen smell darkness

in every flower-

when this heart morphs

into a desert

peace comes out

as succulent

with spine-

peace is the mirage

of the green shadow,

walking with a lute

in hand-

yet you are deaf-




Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ Peace @ Poets United


16 thoughts on “Peace

  1. Ah yes indeed, peace is there like the divine universe. Peace is. We have only to stretch our hand out and grasp it. I luv this poem.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog today Sumana


  2. Sumana,
    Indeed, the world is a very sad and dangerous place, with wars and rumours of wars..while we all wish to have the simple peace required just to live..some simply don’t want to know, if they are never impacted..

  3. What a startling image: to smell darkness in a flower. And yet, why not? What do gunmen know of peace?

  4. The termination of war is no consolation to grieving widows who have lost so much, and children now without fathers. Sadly conscripted soldiers are but cannon fodder for politicians greed and foolishness.

Thank You :)

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