American Flatbread – Flatbread Kitchen
Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2002
Tonight’s menu and baking are dedicated to
Terror and Grace
In world capitols, old warriors gather to debate
The definition of terror and how it relates
To their cause and values and aspirations.
They describe themselves in glowing terms
While those they oppose as less than worms.
Hate and greed and fear are the stars of their constellations.
But is terror so hard to truly understand?
Any act of violence terrorizes every man.
I turn away from their deceit
I have no investments in their beliefs.
I have come from a conference just today
Where a hundred souls have found a way
To start to imagine the end of hunger.
Oh what a wonder that would be.
And tonight, here, other good souls
Are building homes for humanity.
And in a million other places
Ten billion acts of kindness,
And that is just the count for today
–“They always say please and thank-you,”
I heard a merchant say,
“They’re good kids.”
There is terror and there is grace.
Tonight, American Flatbread is happy to bake in benefit for Habitat for Humanity. Rock on Hope!
Thanks for coming.
Related Topics: love & fear