The Peace that Passeth Understanding

The peace most meditations miss
transcends the temple, lotus, kiss,
eluding paths, the mountain peak,
or where believers strain to seek
some star to steer their souls through night,
away from anger, angst, the fight
to right the world in wrongful ways.
Beyond all doctrines, rites, and praise,
our promised lands and prayerful hands,
awaits the peace love understands.

The Peace that Passeth Understanding © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 5, 2020