What is God but All,
The great Wholeness, our Shalom?
The root of Life’s tree.
Peace is not in cash or guns
Or treading down the desperate ones.
It’s not in halls of sacred stone
Or in the flag that’s being flown.
Peace is when all needs are met;
When there is not one homeless vet;
When color can’t your fate decide;
When every refugee’s inside;
When every belly’s full and fed;
When all have roofs over their head;
When Power isn’t sought or bought;
When Hatred’s schemes are brought to naught;
When we our Greed and Fear release,
THEN we can say that there is Peace.
When the mind quiets,
And the body gives and stills,
There is peace, wholeness.