A Plea of Peace

Let us view others
Not as enemies to repel
But as fellows to embrace
Allaying our mutual fears
Through community, dignity and trust
Not conquering
But collaborating
In the strength of our love
For the betterment of us all

Mike Turner is a retired member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service. He served a 27-year career as a law enforcement professional in the Departments of Defense, Treasury, Homeland Security and Commerce. In retirement, Turner has had a second career as an award-winning songwriter and poet. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Dissident Voice. He can be contacted at www.MikeTurnerSongwriter.com. Read other articles by Mike.