Peace and Possibility Today, I asked myself Is peace on earth possible? And my first thought, My first response, That gut answer, Which is all too telling, Was no. Maybe, I’m a realist. Maybe, I’m a pessimist. Or, maybe dreaming of peace Seems too closely related to Disparaging the suffering That so many endure Amid violent realities. Today, I asked myself Is peace on earth possible? And that question May be naïve, But inside it lies another one, That is, Can we dream? Can we dream of a peace So incredible That it stretches across The whole world? And is that not what God desires, As expressed in God’s living word. If I ask myself Is peace on earth possible? And find a way to dream And say yes, My actions become More hopeful And point that incredible end. God, help me believe Peace is possible Not only on a small scale But a grand one. And may my actions and The actions of others Shine forth with incredible hope.