The roar of war is so loud that even the
Deaf hear its engines in hot spots
And government halls around the world.
Devastations of nature’s wrath that lie in streets, cities,
Katrina’s Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to Bangladesh’s
The blind don’t have to see to hear the
Cries of pain, frustration and grief.
Our world’s poor aren’t rejoicing in the shallowness
of government promises
Of relief; in corporate greed, in corruption. Those who have get
Those who have little get poorer.
Aha, you sound sunk in despair. Look for hope and courage and beauty.
My daughters and sons, my love for you, for your ancestors and your
Descendants is not only felt in warm hugs and laughter,
In work’s raises and promotions,
In times of peace and prosperity.
Look for my Presence in the Struggle.
Awaken. Reflect. Become Aware. Act.
Where you find violence, work for Peace;
Greed and corruption, work for Justice;
Nature’s wrath, reach out and help.
Though nature will have its way,
Human nature can stand for love and kindness and truth and justice
Announce the Good.