call in the peacemaker
readied for peace
call in the warriors
the ones now deceased

call in the children
with future choices to make
call in their mothers
who want peace for their sakes

once the way
to settle old scores
warring and battles
can happen no more

for we know the consequences
of battles now fought
they are senseless power struggles
where the innocent are caught

caught in the battlefields
of those wanting control
those who have distanced
themselves from their soul

we were born to be loved
and to love in return
now is the time to give voice
to what our ancestors did learn

gagi      08/21/16