peace symbol 237w - April 8, 2015s

author’s note:

The image above was influenced by the well-known peace symbol created by Gerald Holtom.

I doubled the original design, then left one half pointing downward and put the other half in an upward position.

Maybe my design isn’t as striking…

…but I thought any symbol of peace should be balanced.


Sometimes when I see
those mountains of peace…

I begin to sail

but soon lose
what I haven’t yet earned

and fall from the clouds

to land flat—smack on the ground


the giving earth seems to know my heart

and the calm stone
under my hand
radiates strength.

So though the mountains
still appear to be a thousand miles away…

for the moment
I am home.

© 2015, Michael R. Patton
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