Saturday, January 05, 2008
Could this be the year?
Could this be the year the troops come home
from every battle every land everywhere -
home to love healing peace?
Could this be the year we build more homes than bombs
make more cookies than bullets
write more poems than balance sheets?
Could this be the year that no child goes hungry
no woman abused no man homeless
Could this be the year that the salmon swim
the songbirds sing the coyotes dance
in greater numbers than we have ever known?
Could this be the year we stop serving the machine
the machine begin serving us
we begin serving life?
Could this be the year the ancient promise comes true
you know the one I mean of peace on earth
good will to all?
- Larry Robinson
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