Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For Veteran's Day

Thank you to all the veterans, and I appreciate and honor that you did your duty. A personal thank you to my husband and my friends who have served in our recent wars in Iraq and Afganistan.

But here is another thought for the day:

Armed for Conflict

When injustice threatened our innocence
we clamped down our breastplate of certainty,
protected hearts aching for justice.

We put on righteousness
as a coat of armor,
sharpened angry words,
thrust spears of judgment.

After the battles we
counted our casualties
mourned our losses,
then cried,
"Peace, peace."

And there was no peace.

-- Stephen Shick in Be the Change

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