The snow covers the sins of the world,
and the light slowly returns to the hemisphere I live in.
But the guns are not silenced,
the hungry not satisfied,
the angry not loved-
despite the peaceful heart,
the plentiful harvest,
the need to be understood-
despite the gospel of childhood that springs to life about now.
Maybe it is spite, after all, that is the enemy of all we love-
that stands in the way of love.
~D Gregory Smith