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Billie Cullimore
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0 posted 05-25-2009 01:33 AM       View Profile for Billie Cullimore   Email Billie Cullimore   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Billie Cullimore

  

Another poem written by By Billie during World War Two


                     PEACE
                       By Billie age 16

            What is peace?  Oh common one.
            Is it what God put on the sun?      
            Or, is it on our earth below?
         Where we can watch it live and grow.

           Is it something big and great
           For only the rich to partake?
           Or, is it for the humble too?
         For little folks like me and you?

         I think it's something mighty big.
          For us to watch, love and feed.
           Until it covers all the world
         And makes a war just one bad word.

         Peace and freedom, love and light
         That's what makes a country right.
          A world as big and broad as ours
         Has no right to be freedom starved.

Writen about  1943

© Copyright 2009 Billie Cullimore - All Rights Reserved
ziad
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1 posted 05-25-2009 01:35 AM       View Profile for ziad   Email ziad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ziad

wow, i really like that.
Earth Angel
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Billie, it was a treat to read your thoughts as a young girl during the war. You had a poetic and pholosophical mind even at the tender age of 16! ~ "And baby, look at you now!"

Love 'n a warm hug,

Linda
Robert E. Jordan
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3 posted 05-25-2009 10:08 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Billie,

Oh yes, 1943, I was seven then, and very interested in fighting the war with my tin soldiers, waiting for Dad to come home from the war.

You do good work Hon.

Bobby
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4 posted 05-25-2009 12:10 PM       View Profile for Bloodline   Email Bloodline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bloodline

Timeless poetry, the heart
yearns for respite and calm,
at any age the soul knows
these things, would that
we all listen as you,

Bloodline
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Billie,

What a beautiful piece of history you have shared with us - and we still dream and pray for the same thing, don't we.  Times are really not all that different.

We are lucky to have you among us.  I have been thinking of you and your son today.

With love,
Alison
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6 posted 05-26-2009 09:49 AM       View Profile for WTBAKELAR   Email WTBAKELAR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WTBAKELAR

This is another wonderful reminder of what we all want.

Peace is not obtained peacefully,
Freedom is not always free,
Our Country is the Land of the Free, Because of the Brave,
And will only stay that way if we believe.

Very nice series of poems.
Love Tracey.
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7 posted 05-26-2009 08:01 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

I sometimes wonder the same thing. I enjoyed reading your beautiful poem of peace.
Earl Brinkman
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8 posted 09-30-2010 05:16 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I am glad that you saved this remarkable poem.  When this was written I suppose many people were weary of the war.  But that war did end.  And I hope that the current ones will end soon.
 
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