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Give Peace a Chance

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Give Peace a Chance

Who can understand why war still exists where
there are clouds reflected in water here
History has proven its futility
even the breeze has a peaceful touch
The graves of the fallen state “they died for us”
Lizards bask on warm stones 
where we could not imagine
the compassion of our enemies
Tiny finches twitter in the hedges
How the agony of dying haunts forever those who see
Bright red ti leaves, philodendrons and crosses
of comrades fallen
In dense shadows of shower trees
greatest jubilation comes 
where Mynas squabble, good naturedly
Such a happy sound of morning
Another war is over”

If only this peace could last forever.

!0th June 2013

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  1. Date: 6/16/2013 9:00:00 AM
    My big hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win my dear friend SuZ! love lots & big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 4:44:00 PM
    If only it could. Great poem, congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 3:34:00 AM
    A lovely piece of writing condemning war, and using natures peacefulness to reflect the nastiness of folk killing each other for any reason, enjoyed your poem very much...Peter

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 9:03:00 AM
    There is both a subtle, yet powerful message in this wonderful poem.....telling clearly what needs to be heard......without hitting over the head. The last line says it all!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:48:00 PM
    I LOVE THIS, It is also my own personal project and conviction/

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/11/2013 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dean. So glad you have become a premium member t
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Oh, I like this..well done. BG