A chain reaction beginning with neutrons
fired at atoms producing more neutrons
producing an exothermic apocalypse
ultimately ending a young girl’s life.
4675 days were all you were allowed.
your daughter, my daughter
When violence is accepted
war and hatred is
consumated and blessed
with our thoughts and our actions
Let me make a difference
to be brave as
To be persistent in dream, vision and action.
To have the courage and commitment
to seek peace through nonviolence.
For our daughter, let the chain reaction
be that of love.
I, David K. Pennebaker give permission to The Peace Poem Project to use my poem to promote peace. 5/10/2009