This season abounds
With this five letter benediction.
This is our Advent commonality,
We use it as our catch word,
Our, "don't repeat happy holidays" word,
Our cram the season into one short grunt
Our actions do not reflect peace.
Our coming and going,
To-ing and fro-ing,
Moving along our Christmas list nightmare
Does not reflect peace.
Is the moment of revelation;
The opening of the castle doors.
Here, amid the din of the battle,
Amid the spark-like clash of sharpened swords,
Amid the cries of cancer, death, and lost love,
Amid the rising divorce rates, the rapists, the murderers
And the greedy American bankers.
In this time,
In this place,
In this season,
Peace is Born,
Christ is Born.