Thank you O divine one for the pause

For that quiet moment to stop

Before a bitter word is spoken

Before vindictive thoughts find purchase

Before violence takes place

The pause

That allows for sanity to return

That allows a space for breath

That allows quiet reflection

That allows a change of pace

The pause

That gives rise to laughter

At the absurdity of judgments

That knows not what rests

Within the other’s heart

Within the other’s soul

O great amnesty that frees

And gives credence to

Counting to ten

And back again

I thank you O divine one

For the pause


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