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Give Peace A Chance

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Give Peace A Chance




My breath is found, for now I know that I won't drown Not in fire, not in fear….not today, not in sorrow…. I see embers of the past burning with red, Red as the blood, that covers the earth Swirling red embers, dying cold in wind Nowhere to go, so they come back again Falling, returning, as black as the rain Yet, I dream of living on the edge of the future Untangling the webs of the past I gather the cannons, and missles that blast The bullets, the hand grenades, the rifles and guns, Daggers, and spears...one by one... All the weapons of mankind ...until there are none. Mix them together, then melt them anew.. With infinite precision, molding and shaping, To build something new, from something forsaken That rises from the shaken, hate of the earth To birth splendor's tribute to all the lost souls Who paid with their lives, in wars of our world And it would keep growing, too tall for our eyes Up to the heaven, far into the skies A silver skinned statue, with a promise within A silver-scaled symbol, where peace is the prize Far from the battlefields.......all creatures learn of courage It comes with the breeze, and deep in the heart of mankind And is heard in the sound of the bugle
___________________________________ Inspired By Alfred's Contest

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  1. Date: 6/16/2013 8:50:00 AM
    My big hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win my dear friend, Carrie! love lots & big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Wonderful words Carrie.. Congrats ...Seren

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Simply fantastic, I see why Freddie chose this one. A big congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 3:10:00 PM
    A splendid write on peace, Carrie. Loved how you mixed in the senses with the telling of it. "sound n the bugle" for example. this is the kind of thing I love to see in a poem.

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 10:19:00 AM
    Inspired. All mankind should have such dreams, such visions. Love, daver.

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 6:20:00 PM
    You have executed this poem so well Carrie,makes me feel to bow out of the contest.Excellent!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 5:13:00 PM
    So well done Carrie..I love "the sound of the bugle" as an ending. .bg

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:54:00 PM
    To live on the edge of the future snd to untangle the webs of the past..To destroy esch.canon..Very deep Carrie and i love your expressions here.If only we could dear.Your poems sends a message against war..and gives peace a chance indeed.

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    Date: 6/10/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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