To Find Peace

So many movies and books predict nothing but darkness and gloom in our future.   Maybe that’s easy enough to understand with the fact that we so often seek force rather than reason to overcome past and present hurts.  But, maybe we need to do better to get better?

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To Find Peace
by Michael Doyle

Will the world become dark desolation
Where the world has toppled along with its nations
Will it be a world of suffering and annihilation 
In which only war and loss await every nation

Death rolls out from the truck bed
Quicker than prayers are able to be said
Will this be the world that we have set
Or, is there some hope beyond our regrets

It will take more than pithy words from a shelf
As we are whittled down to ourselves
If we are to find our way through to victory
We will need more than metaphorical imagery

Minds only stretch so far before their ruin
This is often the key to our undoing
Only healing will being our reconciliation 
Forgiveness preventing the path of our devastation

It may sting a bit to find that way to peace
But once we do, we'll find our release
In the nakedness of the morning's first light
We will bring a new day out of our darkest night

(c) July 11, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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