Peace

by Martin Shone

A smile is the oil that runs through our souls
a butterfly splendour

Imagine, if you will,
imagine if words could heal
just by reading them,
wouldn’t that be wonderful

Quite impossible though,
yet when we read something funny
doesn’t that make us feel a little bit
better?

Isn’t laughter
the best medicine?

So why not a poem?

A smile is the oil that runs through our souls
a bird gracious

If you could read a poem
and know that
come the end
your pain, or some of it perhaps
will have gone away
wouldn’t that be good!

A smile is the oil that runs through our souls
a sunrise delight

So if your headache is pounding
or your back is aching
and you just want to relax
to be somewhere quiet
alone
just for an hour, or thirty minutes
ten minutes even
yet you know
that peace is impossible

A smile is the oil that runs through our souls
a raindrop glory

Yet, is it impossible though?

Peace is within you right now
deep within you is a place
a healing zone
oh yes it is hidden
you can’t see it
and the majority of us
can’t even feel it
unless you’re an empath
or a natural earth spirit
or even an angel
or you simply feel more than others

but inside of you right now
waiting for your command
is
peace
you only have to search for it
you only have to breathe for it
you only have to feel for it

A smile is the oil that runs through our souls
a flower sublime

You may think I’m crazy
and perhaps I am a little
(aren’t we all?)
but if you centre yourself
control your breathing,
even if you’re busy,
you can take hold of this
peace
that is within you
you can look inside your self
go deep within your being
till just a little something
makes your heart tinkle
and your hands moisten a little

and when you reach this point
of contact
touch your pain
let your fingers feel the hurt
while keeping contact with your
peace

A smile is the oil that runs through our souls
a tree whisper

Now push
not hard, but a gentle
firm pressure
to create a little heat
and so let this heat,
in your mind’s eye,
let this heat travel
to your core
your
peace
keep the flow going
for as long as your situation allows

It doesn’t matter if you can only do this
for a few minutes
because once you know how to find your
peace
once you know
how to transfer the hurt
all the way to your healing self
all the way to your
peace

Once you know
then you’ll be

smiling
because as you know by now

A smile is the oil that runs through your soul
a beautiful, natural, earthy, wondrous – peace

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