The Picture

by. Taneesha Pradhan

Calm smiles

Gentle eyes

Sunny skies

and welcoming eyes

If peace was a picture

what would it look like?

Pouring rain

Scorching tea

A good book

and your family

If peace was a picture

what would it look like?

Speaking up

Being noticed

Not being told

“Act like a girl”

to silence a voice

If peace was a picture

what would it look like?

Going out

Not getting pulled over

in case you look

like a ‘thug’

because of your skin colour

If peace was a picture

what would it look like?

No bombs dropping

No children screaming

No countries interfering

and a sky that isn’t grey

If peace was a picture

what would it look like?

In the end

there’s one picture

but a thousand colours

and we can only try

to paint

peace