22 May 2014

Breathe Peace

File:Lake Galena View South.jpg
Lake Galena, Peace Valley Park, New Britain, PA, USA, photo by Nstannik


Imagine that 
peace-
within improves life
more than righteous anger
propelling us into
marches, sit-ins, debates
and demonstrations.  Breathe.

Exhale deeply, pushing
anger out with your air
as if baling water
from a boat after rain.

The hull is sound, ready
to float in fresh water
and you've earned it.
Take tree shade and shallows
first, breathe in your welcome.



Posted for Poets United Poetry Pantry #204 .

Copyright © 2014  S.L.Chast



19 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this. Breathe. Perfect!

G L Meisner said...

Very centered.

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

I loved this and read it thrice yesterday and today. I have been full of an ocean of thoughts re my country's governance of late, I am from Malaysia, a country with lovely people but our government has been in the news a lot for all of the wrong reasons and then some. Change is hard and takes a lot out of the hapless citizens. This poem is just calming to the soul.

Vandana Sharma said...

What a peace in it....................

awakenedwords said...

taking some time to simply breathe would do us all some good.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Let's peace be with us..Amen.. :-)

R.K. Garon said...

Aaaaah may you be well, happy, and peaceful.
ZQ

G L Meisner said...

The exchange is so moving, taking peace over anger and releasing it.

Grace said...

I am breathing in, exhaling and inhaling peace ~ Lovely message Susan ~

Ankita said...

Breathe..Simple yet so perfect. :)

Brian Miller said...

Thich Nhat Hanh has a book called being peace, well worth the read....
our protests and things we believe in have devolved into anger and violence
which in the end, wins us what? freedom, equality
or just dominance?

jo-hanna said...

Running ahead to Wednesday?

Arathi Harihar said...

Peace it is for every one..susan ..good exercise..simply breathe..:)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it, and need the message. This morning I am breathing in that early-summer smell of grass and warm sun.....it is lovely.

Gabriella said...

Anger may prompt us to act but it does not solve things eventually. We need to go beyond anger and build.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Beautifully realised!

PT said...

Perfect process to live peacefully!

Mary said...

What a wonderful write to breathe in first thing in the morning!

Panchali said...

Ahhh...blissful!! I breathed in and out....and now feel rejuvenated!! Inspiring pic...and a wonderful poem, Susan.