Bonding Over All Our Peaces for Kenyan International Poetry Festival
One Luganda word that everyone
ought to know
"ddembe" can be a person's name
carrying a sense of unity harmony wholeness
relationship and bonding
this is the word for peace
spoken in South Western Uganda
Here we believe in an individual
contributing to peace
when she or he is healthy
has good relationships
is accepted in the community
fertile of mind and body
with hard work and respect
engages in good
In Luganda peace can be plural
"mirembe gyaffe" means our peaces
encompassing "ddembe lyange" my peace
"ddembe lyo" your peace
and "ddembe lye" his or her peace
an ensemble of all "mirembe gyaffe"
desired goal total peace
conditioned on everyone
We trust when one is not at peace
the whole is not at peace
making peace or peace making
the responsibility of each
peace building at the center
because this calm feeling can only be found
outside if it spirals within
inclusive circles within circles
rippling out into the world
where each language carries unique peaces
—Kimberly Burnham, Spokane, Washington, USA
March 7, 2019 (c)
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine)
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