Stand For Peace

You will hold a candle,
Protect the flame with your palm.
Some will carry signs,
“Stand For Peace”;
There will be song.

I will search for my heart
In my cluttered room,
Windows closed, blinds drawn.
I wish you well
But I’d be a hypocrite.
I would take revenge,
Slay enemies
As quick as flipping on TV.
I would eliminate
Their stupid unfeeling murderous hearts.

I will search for my heart
In a prayer book,
or a book of reasoned arguments.
I will fall asleep
Dream of a world I won’t remember.
Hopefully it will be without
I will nap in what is called
An Easy Chair.