Peace is…

Peace is…

Peace is in the middle.
It’s between you and me.
It’s between us and the universe.
It is neither left nor right,
But it’s right not wrong,
Solving wrongs long since gone.
It’s the tightrope we walk
Between what is needed and wanted
Between individual and greater good.
It is how opposing ideas can be both right.
Peace is going with the flow
But not being afraid to speak up
To stand up for a better world
Moving slowly towards love
If we all keep moving forward.
Peace is letting yourself be you.
Peace is accepting your duality,
Working on loving your flaws,
And growing your number of strengths.
Peace is not overreacting in anger,
Destroying their peace,
But not letting someone run over you,
Destroying your own.
Peace is remembering your origins,
But letting where you are teach you,
Teach you how to grow into yourself.
Peace is being insightful, not inciteful.
Peace is letting it go and letting it out.
Peace is accepting yourself, not oppressing yourself.
Peace is letting your dreams overcome your fears.
Peace emanates outward in every hug,
So hug freely.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.