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 is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org). He is the author and editor of many books on peace and nuclear weapons abolition, including "Speaking of Peace: Quotations to Inspire Action."