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If Only

By Terry Petersen

If peace were a bird, it would fly through heat or wind.
It would thrive in a nest open to storm.

If peace were a mountain,
it would stand patient,
constant, firm for centuries.

If peace were a tree, it would begin
as an acorn, unafraid of darkness,

then grow to house birds,
and reach for mountains.

Peace. It transcends
mountain borders,
and allows foreign bird species
to nest together

despite unseen possibilities.

Article © Terry Petersen. All rights reserved.
Published on 2015-07-13
Image(s) © Terry Petersen. All rights reserved.
2 Reader Comments
Anonymous
07/14/2015
10:56:38 AM
Very nice.
Great imagery.
Fabulous opening line.
Anonymous
07/14/2015
12:09:05 PM
Haven't read one of your poems for a while. This was worth the wait.
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