Peace is


Within calm peace

Love and harmony find a home.

Peace has

Long sight, gentleness and understanding

Of our other half

That flares so quickly into rage;

That harbours hate and nurtures vengeance.

On that other side

Live envy, and the hard contraction

That lures us into war.


How strange it is we do not choose

Always to live in the comfort zone

Where peace presides.


Georgina Paine