How Much Of A Difference
It was morning
though the night still hung heavy,
the clouds hovered,
the sun unable to rise.
The children gathered for breakfast,
morose, unhappy and angry,
heavy still with sleep.
Mother looked with unhappy eyes
and father, already delayed
flew out the door.
What could she plan
for this crew this night
as she scrutinized each face
when they exited.
That night the same faces
appeared to sup together,
hostile, unable to summon
the good things of the day.
Seated, they glowered
and the mother, with hope
passed the platter.
Have some love, she murmured,
as she handed the platter to the eldest.
Puzzled, he helped himself
and in unbelief said to his sibling,
have some love.
And around the table the faces changed
as the platter of love was passed
and with a whisper
bestowed its blessing by each one.
The father then picked up a plate to share
and to his surprise murmured, I bring peace.
And around the table, peace was passed
to accompany the main course of love
and talks resumed and the world
was given another chance.
On a level we cannot enter,
we cannot know how much of a difference
it takes to make a difference.
(Do you think that the problems in the rest of the world are of a greater nature than the wars fought within the four walls of any home? Think again for this is where the Cosmic Concern is. What is handed out as ultimatums for the growing family is what we in turn will be concerned with a few years down the line. Let us pass Peace at our tables when we gather together for this day of Gratitude.)