Haibun Challenge – Peace

This is the first challenge of its nature that I have ever attempted so please bear with me, everyone 🙂

Peace comes from knowing you are right, and yet there is more to it than that.
Peace also comes from looking for the best in people and situations, and yet there is more to it than that.
Who could deny there is peace to be found in trees and lakes and mountains and seascapes? Such peace as that swells the soul to bursting point with beauty and joy – and yet there is more to it than that.
Peace comes from having faith, and yet still there is more to it than that.
Really, it’s a very complicated thing, peace. Which is probably why so few people have it. The important thing is, once you have found it, to keep hanging onto it like an anchor. Peace is complex, but it is also vital. Without an anchor, a ship will drift into disaster. Without peace… Well, just look at the news! Peace must be sought, it must be pursued, it must be made, and it must be kept. All of those are very active concepts. But in order to give others peace, one must first have found it for oneself.

every day is worse
those who can
must hold onto peace

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11 thoughts on “Haibun Challenge – Peace

  1. a wonderful start. your haibun is brimming with wisdom, great thoughts to ponder on. and i agree about the repetitions — very well done. 🙂

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