Ending War: Forever in the Commons

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Forever in the Commons

“Until we disarm our hearts,
the war will never stop.”
Author Unknown

I have walked down many steps
into rooms where their harnesses
hung, motionless and deeply stained.
I will not forget these memorials
to slow torture, nor listen to the
repeating lies honoring the young
soldiers marketing their righteous
death. We have seen the endless
diaspora and still hear those voices,
voices that were lost, disappeared
for their simplicity and common
sense. Remembering, let us now
welcome all the ancient fears,
awakening to take on the radical
work, the difficult healing to abandon
hate. As this is done, a day will come
when we shall no longer run from
the roots of war, turning away
from what will always be true:
We can open our eyes and see.