Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Some people have to work on Christmas,
others are off for the whole week.
Neither always find that
illusive thing they seek,
that core value of what they believe.

A little peace in a world
determined to kill it.

As long as the great blue oceans have curled
up onto the beaches of humanity
and their sands have filtered
through its relentless sieve,
humankind has not found peace.
Nor, perhaps, has it really sought it.
More often than not, it has actually fought it!
Maybe peace is overrated.

It could be debated
that some might give up peace
for a few days off at Christmas...

mindbringer, 25 December 2012