• lenten journal: threat landscape

    by  • April 5, 2019 • america, fear, hope, lenten journal • 2 Comments

    This week, I had to do an online training for work on cyber security. I was five or six screens in when they presented the “threat landscape.” The Oxford dictionary says the word threat finds its roots in German and Old English words that mean oppression, grieve, and irritate, which is an interesting combination.

    the threat landscape
    (mapped in haiku)

    fear is the language
    of people grasping for power
    the brave speak in love

    to be aware and
    to be afraid aren’t two ways
    to say the same thing

    when you look at the
    horizon do you see harm
    or do you see hope?

    the topography
    of terror follows along
    the fault lines of fear

    there will always be
    something to be afraid of
    let’s walk together

    if we’re in the dark
    I’d rather look at the stars
    and live in that light

    Peace,
    Milton

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    2 Responses to lenten journal: threat landscape

    1. Joanne Sale
      April 5, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      I find some comfort in the last six lines, which I read several times. Thank you.

    2. Marty M Morris
      April 6, 2019 at 9:40 am

      “I’d rather look at the stars and live in that light.” Me, too.

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