Jeremiah’s Plan for Peace

Plans for peace in poetry
in honor of Israel at 60

Jeremiah’s Plan for Peace

Behold, the days come says God
— Jeremiah 31:30 ff.

A new agreement
a starting over always
My teachings shall I place
in your abundant soul.

I will be God
you will be human beings
we will each live
up to our dream
of one another,

no one will blame
accuse, intimidate
everyone will know Me
certain knowledge
from the littlest to the
highest
starting now.

The past –
entirely forgiven.
I have forgotten it.
We will cease calling it
past.
it is now
— the future.

Who lights the fires of the future?
Who writes the stories?
The sun by day
The passing of the moon
the lights by night
who stirs up the Sea?

If you can measure heaven above
search out the earth below
— just as likely
I will abandon you.

Never.