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To Repair A Broken World


Go forth on a mission

Riding high on a donkey’s back

Place smooth hands on a dying child’s cheek

Restore the wind of his soul

Wake him now from the dead


Pluck homeless lives up from the streets

Wash their wounds with a kiss

Fill their hearts with crushed flowers

Feed them loaves of bread and fish

Give them beds where they may dream


To preserve the spirits of the earth

Petition the universe overhead

Speak in tongues toward the East

WILL  an end to trees’ demise

Bow before a wilderness


Rub the sea’s anger away

Promise to spend time remembering

The love shared

The gentle walks taken on her back


Meditate in desserts for world peace

Burn incense encased in vessels of alabaster

In Buddha temples

Chant on for years and years


As the light of the stars in a glimpse

Freely give a spark of love to a friend



[Originally published in NHS 2010, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs10/index.html.]