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THE SECRET PLACES
The secret places
of the heart
where peace
reigns supreme
and the lion
lies down
with the lamb.

Oh that such a
fabled world
could become
our own.

Oh that the
twisted hearts
and broken
souls might be
healed so we
may all walk
together by
still waters.

It is not
a matter of
politics or
global strategy,
it is a matter
of peace of mind
and presence of heart.

Be strong in
that which is true
within
in us all.
                  ---Jack Oakes

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