My prayer for peace
My prayer for peace is for myself.
A prayer to end this war I have waged
against myself for so many years.
My plea is that my mind will lay down
the weapons used against my body
and my body will stop its endless retaliation.
Perhaps with peace,
the armor I wear can fall to the ground
and my spirit can
let go of the acts of violence
I commit against myself
for the stories, and sins of my past.
My spirit, a prisoner of this war
longs for a cease fire,
so that I can come home to myself.
Yes, that is my petition…for inner peace.
I am waving the white flag