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A Poem for Advent, Week Two: Peace call

Peace calls to...
pause, embrace, act, contemplate, and exhale.

Storms make me feel like running and hiding, when I'm frantic, can peace be present?

In conflicts and hurt that push people apart, is peace working to break the ice?

When anxiety freezes me in inaction, does peace give a warm nudge to move?

When swirls of activity tempt me to do, be and see all things at once... will peace slow me down to savor

Filling of lungs can only be sweet, when exhale helps me let go of what is not longer of use.
Will peace help me to release and fill my heart, mind, and lungs?

Peace calls to...pause fear.
Peace calls to...embrace a need for people.
Peace calls to... act in life-giving ways.
Peace calls to... contemplate beauty.
Peace calls to... exhale
 and trust the oxygen to keep breathing
                                                                 is just on the cusp
                                                                                                of letting goooooooo...
Light one candle to inhale, light another to exhale.

Copyright 2018 Tara L. Eastman


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