The Middle East

The Middle East

the middle east is an area of concern
how much longer can such hate burn?
the division of the peoples, the raging of fear
how can the feeling of peace ever get near?

into the empty streets and the bombed out buildings
into the hearts of those touched by the killings
into the neighbourhoods, into the fields
let it be love that enables and the heart that yields

yields and forgives for hatred builds more
love can replenish and heal the before
understanding that all are part of the disease
loving ourselves will help the pain ease

loving our neighbours and forgiving them too
gives a fresh start, it is all we can do
peace is the result, the result of our love
pray for it, live it, it’s what we’re made of

gagi        08/06/15