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by Rhyssa
Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2166761
we cannot control the world--only our response to it.
for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
for insult, love.
for mourning, laughter.
for tears, hugs.

what peace can be found
when fire is returned with more fire
or loud words with shouting?

rather, let fire be answered
with water; let the driver
who cuts us off be answered
with gentle understanding,
let the tumult that surrounds
us be met with a peace
that runs deep—to the very core,
so that we can look into disaster
and not be moved.

line count: 16
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