And the World Held its Breath

peace accord

The world watched and

held its breath

as two previous enemies

agreed to lay the past to rest

for once and always.

We who have grown up as

children of one war or another

prayed that this would be the

greatest miracle of all…

a sign

a beginning

an omen.

That maybe in our lifetime

the world would know…


And each of us who

so cherish this fragile planet

could continue

with the important job

of making this place

more special

than we found it.

*signing of the Peace Accord July 1993