Give peace a place to grow.
Harvest seeds that harbor hope.
Let sunlight extirpate the elongated shadows
of fear, hatred and doubt
and clothe the future in a softer shroud.
Pay attention to perception –
no one pair of eyes sees the world for all –
we have selective vision, biased opinions.
Like a garden, we weed out competition
even if it grows from the same root system.
Thoughts, ideas, actions spread quickly
in the presence of open-minded decision making.
Just as a hot house warms and stimulates tomatoes,
positive energy and active productivity induces solutions.
The greenhouse has a clear purpose that others can absorb.
One can see inside and outside of a problem
and define the path to follow, the cause to serve.