THE JOURNEY AND THE PROMISE
by Iris Arla Moore
We have dipped our feet
In the fountain of dreams
To swim in the river of life.
We have played victim and tyrant,
The child, the husband, the wife.
We have clothed ourselves
With the shades of red,
Of black, of yellow and white.
We have shed the cloak of evenness
For a garment of wrong and right.
But the wise ones say
That the journey through time
Will end, and a new Kingdom come,
As our souls awaken from the dream
To return to the PEACE of the ONE.
This poem is included in the “Longest Poem for Peace” that was presented by the International Society of Poets to the United Nations in a ceremony during the 1993 winter holidays. Iris-Arla Moore was inducted into this organization that same year. It is the desire of all of us that you join us in choosing PEACE inside yourself; that it bless and hasten PEACE in all the World.