Blessed Are the Peacemakers
by Debi Swim
Praise to the mild mannered ones
who don’t succumb to fits of ire
who plod through the fray of
rainy days, delays, missteps, upsets
and suffer the fools of the world
with lips upcurled. Praise to the ones
who are slow to wrath, pick a path
of peace, throw a fleece of agreeability
over the shoulders of the rabble-rouser
and be a douser of incivility. Praise,
oh, praise the mild mannered ones.
Note: Written in response to Red Wolf Prompt 341.
Debi Swim writes primarily to prompts. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and happy WV poet.