Hatred or Peace

Peace Rose

If we respond with hate
to their spewing of hatred
we only multiply hatred
in the world

If we react in fear
when they rattle their sabers
we only perpetuate
the battle

we can turn our backs
withdraw our energy
from the chaos
focus on shining our love
into the world
accepting one another
right where we stand
gift our energy
to the creating of peace

Photo credit: Jason Williard (1983-2016)
Location: Portland International Rose Test Garden