War at peace

What is peace?
  Is it not responding
    when others try and kill?
  Is it standing in the woods
    listening to the birds, rain, trees?
What is peace?
  Is it in being kind
    when others want to mock?
  Is it sitting still and breathing 
    in peace in thoughts, words?
What is peace?
  Is it in non-violence, little deeds,
    found deep within by blessing?
  Is it living gently upon this earth,
     walking lightly, touching deeply?
What is peace?
  Is it in continually asking
    the question in every deed?
  Is it in living faithfully
     in a depth of love unknown?