My Peace


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I give peace
my peace
a deepness and a calm that keeps
the high waves of grief or pain
of growing distance or indifference
from shattering your frail faith

peace I give
my peace
forged each day upon the anvil of
your crucified and yet undying

my peace
the peace that keeps depression from despair
that finds within the darkest woods
moments of sunlight where the leaves
beam slow smoke in the autumn air
keeping the hope that in a while
all that here is only seen
savored shared or understood
when it is past
always will be yours
within my kingdom


© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
February, 2000