Hope/#PoetsForPeace

rose of sharon 3s

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”
–Lady Bird Johnson

rose of sharon 1s

“If you could
have three wishes, what?”
Number one–
always “peace.”
I’ve been repeating that word
since I was a child.

What is peace?
Easy to say what
it is not–
not guns, not
bombs, not hate or violence.
Not this destruction.

There are seeds
but they need sunlight–
fertile soil
to nourish
growth, to send roots; open space
to reach for the sky.

This is not
complicated.  This
happens if
we let it–
the Earth can teach us if we
can’t find our way home.

rose of sharon 2s

Despite the way we mistreat it, the Earth still shares with us its bounty.  As it does each summer, the Rose of Sharon tree is blooming, surrounded by concrete and the sorrows of our world.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Theme-“Hope” #WQWWC

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24 responses to “Hope/#PoetsForPeace”

  1. rivrvlogr says :

    We need more gardens like this.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. merrildsmith says :

    A garden of hope–beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jodi says :

    Kerfe for President! 🙂 Peace to you sweet, thoughtful friend! Peace!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sharon Mann says :

    Wonderful Kerfe, such a simple remedy.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Boy, this times a thousand. Thank you Kerfe. 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Love this poem so much😍❤️beautiful and what the world needs to hear now

    Liked by 1 person

  7. melissabluefineart says :

    I ask myself this question too. It isn’t pollyanna sugary sweetness, either. Tolerance includes tolerance of each other’s shadows, too. I always let a few dead stalks remain in my garden, and a few weeds, to remind myself that peace is complicated. This is such a great post!

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