Dawn over Tofino Inlet
Perhaps this is Armageddon,
not fire and wrath rained down
on us by heavenly forces,
but bombs and bullets,
hatred and death,
we turn upon one another,
mankind creating his own hell
in what was meant to be an Eden.
I have to believe that,
for every dark and bitter heart,
there stand ten thousand bright ones
who believe in peace and justice.
The carnage wrought by a single madman
is immense, the horror heartbreaking,
yet, we still must believe in
tomorrow's dawn new-breaking,
humankind's heart awaking
to another day of loving,
in spite of - in defiance of -
our hearts turning like sunflowers
towards the morning sun,
as hopeful and innocent as birdsong,
the new day just begun.
Our hearts are heavy as, day after day, the news is worse and worse. The bad guys are getting a lot of press. We have to remember the seven billion souls who, mostly, long for peace, for justice, for shelter, and safety and hope. That is a lot of energy-power, to counter and defeat the dark of heart, the misguided and deranged. We must hold onto hope and our belief in our fellow man, that, in the end, light will eradicate the darkness, and usher in a thousand years of peace.