It is tempting
to forget there is peace
in conflict
to believe
the only resolution
to our differences is
on the battlefields
of war.

It is tempting
to hold onto
that which makes us different
letting go of
where we stand
for peace
on common ground.

It is tempting.

To make peace
we must first
make room
for harmony
to rise up
and greet us
on the playing fields
of our humanity

To make peace
we must first stand
on common ground
and not be tempted
by the ease of war
to resolve
our differences.