“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God.” ~ a gift from my sister

The baby sleeps;
the kids play with ease;
they imagine monsters,
forget which of them is in charge,
and create a land with milk and honey flowing.

Peace is easy.

The clashing comes with tears
pouring and screams
piercing.  They pull, butt heads,
reach for leadership
and keep on screeching.

Peace is invisible.

The prayers do not cease;
we give thanks even for these moments,
it taking every fiber of our being,
but we find peace beneath the peel
of our arrogance, in the pith of our purpose.

Peace is God’s.


  1. Cynthia says:

    This is wonderful Amy! I love the arrangement and the different aspects of peace dividing the stanzas.I love the truth of “it taking every bit of our fiber” and also, “beneath the peel of our arrogance, in the pith of our purpose.” “Peace is God’s.” is a great ending and profound truth.The quote of Sarah’s is beautiful…what a gift! Thanks for sharing your gift of writing….

    1. AmySecrist says:

      Cynthia, you are most gracious in your thoughts and comments! Thank you for your encouragement. Life is a mystery to me, even in the most proufound and insightful moments!

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