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The Song of Peace

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Emmy
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0 posted 10-23-1999 01:32 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

I'll sing to you a bitter song
In the key of greed and hate
To the tune of malevolence
and "sorry"s that came too late
It's a song not many like to hear
yet if you listen, it's all around
coming from the mouths of man;
the most dissonant of sounds
It is the sound of humankind
and what's become of earth
A melancholy epic of
the destruction of our mirth
If ocean waves were people,
peace was sand upon a shore
Over time it washed away;
it holds no meaning anymore
But now we see our lives without
this precious jewel we lost
and because we let it slip away
we're having to pay the cost
So, you ask, what can WE do
to turn 'round this song we sing?
The answer I tell you is simply this:
my friend, EVERYTHING
For peace begins with just one soul
who shares their love with others
and it doesn't matter who they are
'cause we're all sisters and brothers
Forget religion, race, and sex
and focus on what's inside
That's all that matters anyway;
put away your foolish pride!
Our common bond is that we're HUMAN
We all laugh and scream and cry
We all have hopes and dreams
We all will live and die
Don't be afraid of what you don't understand
Diversity is good for the soul
We need to broaden our horizons
and make unity our goal
It's all about acceptance
you must listen with your heart
and when we can do this
THAT'S when peace will start
Through simply love and kindness
we can make all hatred cease
For when we sing in harmony
we sing the song of peace
© Copyright 1999 Emmy - All Rights Reserved
Skyfyre
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1 posted 10-23-1999 01:41 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

You have said a great deal here. If only one person out of the many who read this takes it to heart, you have not written it in vain.

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
Watcher666
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2 posted 10-23-1999 02:52 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Great message here.Well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Emmy
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3 posted 10-23-1999 04:33 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

Thanks you guys. Just for the record, I wrote this as part of an assignment I had in Social Studies involving a conference where the leaders of my city and our international sister cities would get together and discuss world peace issues. The leaders thought it would be a good idea to find out what the children of each community thought the solution to peace was, and the way they would do it was to have everyone write a poem, draw a picture, write a story, etc. This was my contribution.
Julie
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4 posted 10-23-1999 05:25 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Amen! Emmy...I especially loved the ending.

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


Denise
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5 posted 10-23-1999 06:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Soooooo beautiful. I like that song!

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Denise
Alwye
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6 posted 10-23-1999 11:46 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

A powerful message, and a well done assignment, I think!! Outstanding...

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*Krista Knutson*

I walk with the multitude, yet alone am I in their midst. -- Daniel L. Miller

 
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