A Peaceful World
He lives, today, within my heart;
His love is everywhere.
Hear the birds' most-joyful songs
and see the crocus fair.
Feel the sunshine on your face
or smell the springtime rain;
His touch makes darkness disappear -
the moon and stars we gain.
If we can wisely shut out hate,
this beauty will not cease;
His canvas of the earth is meant
for love and world-wide peace.
Joan Adams Burchell
written March 7, 2003