Friday, April 19, 2013


PEACEMAKER     wood sculpture by Candace Knapp 
95 inches x 25 inches x 25 inches      Photo Bjorn Andren   


When the world goes “BOOM” you need me,
realize I was in you all along.
A river of life rises through your spine
stands firm
and scans the far horizon for signs of
stress . . .
. . . an inharmonious note
. . . a broken rhythm
. . . a smile that is a little forced.

Long before the bullets fly
and the sword is drawn,
long before the angry word
or the icy look
there is an imperceptible ripple in the air
a loss of peace.

A peacemaker knows that wars are won
long before they have begun.

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