Interpreter

Interpreter

With the world at war
with words or worse,
suspicion splitting society,
polarising politics,
hungry and homeless
created by credit crunch,
who will be willing
and able to arbitrate,
interpret,
and act as assistant
to transform threats
into intentions,
invoke inoffensive inquiry,
counsel careful consideration,
promote peace?

Advocates and advisors aplenty
encourage each enemy.
Tabloids tell tittle tattle,
even encourage escalation.
Confrontation climaxes in crisis.
Where is the wonder worker
who walks
talks and travels
across acrimony and avarice,
being between and beyond
conflict, creating co-operation
cohesion and community,
treading towards trust,
healing hurts,
ending enmity?