War Rages


“All men seek peace first of all with themselves. That is necessary, because we do not naturally find rest even in our own being. We have to learn to commune with ourselves before we can communicate with other men and with God.” Thomas Merton

War rages
in secret places,

cold war,
shivering bones
firing stones into
the hidden nests
of the

until war ends
in collapse

but simply speak
and soon words
like sweet rain
will ease your
desert pain;

reach out,
hand to trembling
and find
new strength:

and sacred


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