In the fury of the storm when the wind turns gale,
in the struggle between predator and prey, violence strikes.
Violence breaks the will, enforcing difference.
It looks to ends: disregarding means
It has become a feature of our world
Today we are victims; tomorrow perpetrators.
Violence causes suffering
to others and to ourselves.
It motivates our greed and our fear
and thrives on our need to feed our egos.
Anyone can be violent:
but our violence will destroy us
unless we learn peace
and release our energy creatively.
For a non-violent future
we must image a way of justice and peace today.