Hope for Peace

by revbillcook

Some thoughts after hearing about the controversy over building an Islamic Center near Ground Zero in NYC:


Perhaps be-

neath this com-

plex too often bro-

ken world a

seed of hope

silently pulses


beneath shards

of concrete & bro-

ken glass & shear-

ed steel beams

seeds of peace

are unfolding

thick fibrous roots

pushing into the fertile earth

pushing fragile shoots upward

toward the freshness of air