I forgot
in between the doing
and fro-ing
I forgot

Not about peace
never about peace
just the commitment
to make peace a priority

but is it necessary to always hold
that which I want to create
in front of me?

is it necessary to be
that which I want to live
always within me
letting it out for others to see?

To create change
I must be that change

To keep my commitment
I must live my commitment
and in the living
inspire my heart
to live up to
the peace within me.

and in that living
peace becomes
and you
and them
and us
our thinking shifts
from finding ways
to find peace
through war
to living peace
through our hearts

Thank you Elizabeth for bringing me back to my commitment to write a poem of peace a day. I begin again.