IF WE FORGET TO LOVE
(Lessons in the Peace Process)
If we forget to love
Our arteries will harden, and
The river can’t deliver us.
If we forget to appreciate
The good in another, they won’t
Talk to us; lives will be lost.
If our memories are failing,
Recover them by music, stories, painting –
As re-vision makes us stronger.
It is an angel.
If we forget to drink in commemoration
Our senses are superficial;
We have forgotten what love is.
That is a failure –
It is our inspiration.