Dove Of Peace

dove of peace

 

To abstract the truth of things from the snarl of separate acts—

to sort the approximate into what are proven facts

is often impossible. How can we bear the truthfulness

of acts which all too often are heartbreaking in their truthfulness?

How can we search for truth in what we cannot bear to ponder?

See the blood upon the hands they’ve taken care to launder?

Oh world, I do not want to hold thee close enough.

To do so is too painful, too exceptionally rough.

I cannot take your violence, your heedlessness and gall.

I do not see your fairness or your mercy, over all.

If only of our warring thoughts, we could select the fonder

and find a happier world out there–waiting over yonder.

Many seek this place but we do not know how to find it.

The kernel of the truth’s in all, but how are we to grind it?

In determining the answer, we all must share a part,

and the place where we might find it best is deep within the heart.

—Judy Dykstra-Brown—

 

Pin It
PEACE IN AMERICA By Anthony Bogart   I’m thinking about a river. A river that runs through every person in the world. It’s the river of the
Peace Corps Reunion By Kay Davis   On March 1, I went to a Peace Corps pot-luck dinner hosted by Bob and Judith Terry. It was not only fun but
Wordwise With Pithy Wit By Tom Clarkson   This morning, my pal F.T. – who shared the Iraq experience with me during my third trek there – forwarded
  VICTORIA SCHMIDT   Column: Editor’s Page   Website:   Victoria Schmidt came to Mexico with her husband, in 2007. 
    MOONYEEN PATRICIA KING   Column: Profiling Tepehua   Website:   Settled in Mexico 13 years ago.  The
  KEN MASSON   Column: Bridge by the Lake   Website:   Ken Masson has been playing, teaching and writing about bridge
  ALEJANDRO GRATTAN-DOMINGUEZ   Column: Editor’s Page   Website:   Wrote/directed first movie about Mexican-Americans, Only
 Find us on Facebook