A Peaceable Kin-dom

A Poem by Jared Wright, Published atSpectrumMagazine.org, February 1, 2010
I have adopted this as a prayer of lament for the Lenten season.  –Todd

In Santa Monica where the sea slaps the sand
I met an old war vet with a sign in his hand
And it said
Power to the Peaceful
Power to the Peaceful

He said he served his country in the Vietnam War
He said he can’t support this country and its killing no more
And he said
Power to the Peaceful
Power to the Peaceful

I shook my head and said that most the people I know – will likely
Never put their boots on pick their guns up and go
He said
The wars that people fight are worlds away from Vietnam
And they don’t require guns or tanks; they don’t require bombs, Man… Continue Poem Here

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