©2013 Louise Gallagher

My heart is weeping
tears flowing
in a river of grief
for this world
so badly battered

My heart is singing
joy dancing
in the sunlight
of this day
so beautifully new

and in the river of tears
flowing into joy
my spirit calls me
to let go
of wishing
for anything
to be
than what it is.

It is our world
we fight over
our people
we kill
our humanity
we destroy

It is what we
are doing
not them
over there
but all of us
upon this planet
that creates
the pain
and the sorrow
the joy
and the singing
it is all of us

which river will we swim?
which path will we choose?