Peace is not silence
My peace is not silent
Don’t whisper Shalom to me and walk away
Don’t you fucking dare.
Peace cannot coexist with oppression
Peace does not require submission
Peace is not blissful ignorance,
Because ignorance is not bliss.
And living in that thick, impenetrable bubble –
Just buries us all deeper
Sort through the rubble
Of every broken, crushed thing.
Remember the flames
O Peacemaker, open your mouth!
Words have power
Your words have power
My words have power
Power that detracts nothing from
Power that adds to Peace
True Peace can only come when we
And fight together
Fight for Shalom.