Our purpose is to love and love some more.
To fail to love would be a mortal crime.
We don’t know what the future holds in store,
but surely this: we will each run out of time.
So we are charged to love beneath the sun
while we live on this sacred planet Earth.
Fast running time will not stop for anyone.
By our love we show our worldly worth.
In my garden I watch the seasons flow
as time moves on passing through the years.
We each have our faith and our fiery fears
and through it all we know what we will know.
When we love we pull our planetary weight.
There is no time or place on Earth for war or hate.
~ David Krieger
David Krieger is a leader in the global movement to abolish nuclear weapons and build a more peaceful world. He is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is the chair of the Executive Committee of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility. He also serves as vice-chair of the Middle Powers Initiative and as chair of its Executive Committee. He is a Councilor on the World Future Council, which seeks to be a voice for future generations, and he serves as co- chair of the Council’s Peace and Disarmament Commission.
This piece was reprinted by EmpathyEducates with permission or license. We thank the Author, David Krieger for his kindness, penetrative and poetic observations.