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Peace Is Needed For Pete's Sake

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Peace Is Needed For Pete's Sake

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.

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:07:00 AM

    CONNIE -CONGRATULATIONS!!! with your 5th poem theme contest. always & forever * Linda

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:33:00 PM

    :-) enjoying your Featured Poem of the week. take care and have yourself a great coming week. xox~ LINDA"

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/7/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda thank you for your lovely comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 2:43:00 PM

    Connie, "For Pete's Sake" I agree. This is powerful and motivational highlighting the awareness we so desperately need. Congrats to being on the Featured Poem of the Week :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/5/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Karen thank you for stopping my and commenting on my poem. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:21:00 AM

    I wonder how many times we pass by - Children, whom life has made to cry - How many tears must some children shed - Before merciful God will render them dead. - And what will their reward be when God calls them home - I hope more than the subject of some writer's poem...... Connie, this just came to me as I sought Congratulation for your beautiful poem.... Love ya dearly.... Jake

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/5/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Never so well expressed John. Thank you for the congrats on my win. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:14:00 AM

    Stopping by this one again Connie, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. have a nice 4th of July. *SKAT

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/5/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Skat thank for your visit and comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:29:00 PM

    CONNIE, Congratulations, <3:-) A wonderful 5th poem. thank you for choosing my contest........ ............. LOVE * SKAT

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/5/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Skat thank you for holding your contests. Much appreciated. Challenges for the mind? Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:06:00 AM

    for Pete's sake is darn right!! You just keep telling it! it is so sickening what many children have to endure in this world. god bless their poor hearts.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/1/2013 5:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea for your comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:16:00 AM

    This is a very beautiful poem which touches one's heart my dear friend, Connie. Outstanding write indeed! Thank your for sharing and your precious time reading and leaving a wonderful comment on my poem. Have a nice day! love and hugs, Leonora

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/25/2012 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Leonora for you lovely comment. Hugs and smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 11/24/2012 2:12:00 PM

    love your positivity Connie,lets help others with our words,great write

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 11:13:00 AM

    Wonderful thought, wonderful prayer. let's hold out hope for better days.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/24/2012 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jon for your comment, Connie
  1. Date: 11/24/2012 8:13:00 AM

    This is penned with a great vision and message,Connie.Today,I have also posted such a one.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/24/2012 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comment. Connie
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 4:32:00 PM

    A wonderful prayer! Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/24/2012 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie for your comment. Hugs, Connie
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 1:01:00 PM

    A very timely piece...with what is happening in Palestine..Funny how when a country backed by A powerful self righteous Moralist Country...has their foot on a weaker one's throat...they are the rule of law...and the occupied one are called terrorists.

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:18:00 AM

    this is brilliant Connie, you are so right, grown men, finger on trigger, children die, where is the sense in that.. this is an exceptional poem..

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/24/2012 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Harry for your comment. I agree totally. Connie
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 3:53:00 PM

    Amazing poem..thanks for sharing such a wonderful piece! --love the title too Always, Laura

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/20/2012 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Laura for your comment. Happy Holiday, Connie
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 1:30:00 PM

    Connie, I love the way you poems pens about peace and ending all mankind's destruction. I wish the world would follow this, it would be a better place for all of us to live. Luv, Gail

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/20/2012 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Gail. It just seems that instead of trying to mend fences, fighting is a better option. Scary world we live in. Hugs and smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 11:50:00 AM

    Everyone wants peace and justice on earth ..... But what do we do??? A very well written poem Connie. - Have a beautiful day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/20/2012 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for you comment Anne. I was watching the news and my heart goes out to those families and especially the children. Happy Holiday, Connie
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 9:33:00 AM

    You've said it loud and clear Connie! It seems like the world is bent on destroying itself. Poignant write this!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/20/2012 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky for your comment. What ca we do, but pray and hope for peace among men. Happy Holiday, Connie
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 8:23:00 AM

    Oh, I wish their were more people who strived for peace. hugs, Catie :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/20/2012 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That would nice. Thanks for you comment Catie.