When we model Peace / Future generations will follow … The path of Peace is not easy / Often a road less traveled / Maybe ridiculed and lonely / But it is the correct road
Once a peace walker decided to journey / From Wichita to a Kansas City nuclear weapon plant / Some 253 miles, including the Flint Hills Nature Trail, / To save the earth and ban nuclear weapons
Guns are racist weapons
Enforcing power over Blacks
Historically denied possession
The Second Amendment
Has misinformed flaws
Leading to violence and racism
Ron Faust, PeaceWorks-KC’s own poet laureate, is out with a new book of poetry. Titled Unprecedented, Faust wrote it during the presidency of Donald Trump. The cover displays two mountain ranges under clouds of darkness. These represent the two sides of every issue, Faust explains.
The demonic genie shattered the bottle Unleashing uranium over acres and acres Of mass extermination over Hiroshima ... We have found zones of mass extermination A gun culture of one mass shooting per day
The great Ramsey Clark, attorney general to Lyndon Johnson, died April 9, 2021, at age 93. Rest in peace, man of peace! Ramsey stayed at our home overnight in 2012, before traveling to Jefferson City, MO, for the federal trespassing trial at Jefferson City, MO, concerning a drone warfare protest at Whiteman Air Force Base.
A champion against war Ramsey Clark was a vocal critic Of America's aggressive militarism But he is quiet now at age 93
Ron Faust reflects on peace making and asks, So what can the resistance of a few peacemakers do Not knowing that they are peacemakers? But no matter, the unseen waves of their actions May just be what saves the world from itself.
Ron Faust sees the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as coming just in time "to create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."
Ron Faust waits for a new administration, condemns the federal executions, and observes: Warming the transition are colored lights / Hung on trees inside homes shining through / The doubts and fears of a shivering nation / While outside squirrels chase hope around.