Finding Peace – A Poem

The Poetics prompt at dVerse Poets Pub today is to Celebrate International Peace Day. As I read Mary’s post and was reminded of all the places in the world where there is not peace, I was immediate reminded of the Prince of Peace, Jesus. Because of Him there is one place I can always find peace — as well as the desire and strength to be a peacemaker — and that is within my own heart where He dwells.

Finding Peace

Wars and turmoil
worry and strife
it’s hard to find
peace in this life

But in my heart
where Christ is found
peace does abound

I cannot cure
the world’s great ills
but in my world
foster peace still

I give His love
to those in need
bringing them peace
hearts from strife freed

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 (NIV).



Filed under Faith, Jesus, Life, Poetry

6 responses to “Finding Peace – A Poem

  1. To have that inner peace will make it so much easier to be in peace with others…


  2. it’s good to carry on this love and peace to those around us…it starts in the small things..true..and mirrors the big and real…


  3. Beautiful poem to remind us of our Prince of Peace, who gives us His peace always! Thank you and God bless you!


  4. Hope

    Great poem, Linda! Good job… 🙂


  5. So true, Linda, we can each foster peace and kindness to people in our worlds…each in our own way.

    And, yes, indeed…”Blessed are the peacemakers.”


  6. so true…and uncanny how we can have that much peace in the midst of all that is going on….but then again, when you know how the story ends…smiles.


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