The sun is already high in the sky by the time we descend from the mountain. The morning fog has lifted and our eyes follow the path with ease. We can now see the loch down below, a pale blue shimmer catching the colours from above.
The soft humming of insects and the call from the eagle let us know we are never alone.
We see the old man in his blue dungarees up in the distance. He turns around and waves with his hat.
“Nice to see you again,” he says. “I am later than normal because the fog was so dense.”
“We waited a bit too before setting off,” says our companion “and it has turned out so beautiful now.”
Near the bend is a sign that says ‘Please use the path’.
“I always choose the path of peace,” says the old man. “There is so much going on in the world that makes it even more important. It is what most of us want. We all want a world where our children can feel safe and loved.”
I touch his hand with my nose and he bends down to look into my eyes.
“You know, don’t you my friend? That the peaceful path starts within ourselves.”
I place my paw on his knee and touch his nose with mine.
We were all put on this earth to enjoy the beauty of nature and to love each other in peace.
When we walk on our companion makes a few notes for a poem.
There has been a call from fellow bloggers to create one long poem together for peace. Our companion’s contribution is written below:
The sun finds a way
through clouds of information
and lights up the mountain
we are hiding behind.
A mountain of soldiers,
misunderstandings and phobias,
arms deals for big guns
and payments in kind.
The leaders who fooled us
have all been exposed,
the light becomes brighter,
the peace movement grows.
Those candles and shrines
wake hearts around the world,
our prayers grow stronger
now everyone knows.
Love is the answer
we can all hold hands,
create a new world together
where everyone understands.
© Xenia Tran
Poets For Peace is a collaboration created by Michael at the Poetry Channel and hosted by Neha at Forgotten Meadows. If you want to add your own poem please visit her blog and add it in the comments section.
I am sending you all so much love,
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