Attaining Peace is a collection of poems and poetic prose concerning the attainment of personal peace. Most of the collection is my original work or original translation of another writer’s work.
I struggle to find a world of peace kindness and understanding
in a world of conflict hatred and distrust.
My found world exists for me and me alone.
War no longer declared,
only continued. The extraordinary
One sunny day a tall, lithe man
slowly climbed the steps.
Some saw him as the bringer of peace.
Others as the new beacon of understanding
The blind man
walks slowly to the voting polls
reaches for a lever
and pulls it.
Non so piú cosa fare
I don’t know what to do
War after war,
all in the name of peace.
scattered with jewels
earth in darkness
punctuated by pinpoints of light
silence of truth
punctuated by lies
engulfed in Truth
light of silence
fades into words unspoken.
full moon rising
and its sparkling jewels
All turns to pale melancholy