Below is the poem entitled Peace Is Needed For Pete's Sake which was written by poet
Gildersleeve. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Imagine children waking up to bombs and sirens in the night.
Parents calming their children's screams of fright.
Rockets bursting in air.
People fleeing their homes, cries of anguish in their voices.
Violence, suffering, dying, too much-
Children homeless, parentless, living on streets.
Peace is needed for Pete's sake.
Politics, religion, race, and greed-
People world wide open your eyes.
We're destroying our human race.
Allow the children to hear laughter again.
Laying their heads on a love one's lap,
Lifting fears and giving them hope
A brighter future for man, woman and child.
Is that asking for too much?
Nothing but destruction in minds of many.
Stop, stop destroying humankind.
Find peace and heal in time.