Wage Peace
by Judyth Hill
Wage peace with your breath.
Breathe in firemen and rubble,
breathe out whole buildings
and flocks of redwinged blackbirds.
Breathe in terrorists and breathe out sleeping children
and freshly mowed fields.
Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.
Breathe in the fallen
and breathe out lifelong friendships intact.
Wage peace with your listening;
Hear sirens, pray loud.
Remember your tools;
flower seeds, clothespins, clean rivers.
Make soup.
Play music, learn the word for Thank You in three languages.
Learn to knit, and make a hat.
Think of chaos as dancing raspberries,
imagine grief as the outbreath of beauty
or the gesture of fish.
Swim for the other side.
Wage peace.
Never has the world seemed so fresh and precious.
Have a cup of tea and rejoice.
Act as if armistice has already arrived.
Celebrate today.

MothersUniting programs for 2011
  • Peace Scholarships
  • Give Peace a Tri Triathlon
    August 6, 2011
  • Making a Difference Service Project
  • Fiscal sponsorship for Keene High School conflict resolution work
  • Channel 8 weekly TV show to premiere around the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21st

Watch this space for more details and possibly additional programs.

For more information on any of these please call MothersUniting at 603-357-9413.