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PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN CHALLENGE

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PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN CHALLENGE

This is my challenge a challenge to all
It’s only for the strong so some of you may fall
It’s a challenge so simple, but so hard to do
And this is the challenge, I set before you
Place down your arms and pick up your pen
Wish FOR PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

"I am better than you, why didn’t I come first?
You obviously can’t judge, you are the worst
It may be your contest but I think I should win
The rest of them suck, only worthy of the bin
If you don’t place me higher it’s because you are nuts
You know mine’s the best you haven’t t got the guts
I don’t like your contest, I’ll not write again
Remember PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN 

A line that is heard over the world at this time of year
Good wishes flying around and lots of good cheer
But is seems to me that we can never have peace
If even on a poetry site hostilities don’t cease
Who is the best… who really cares?
This site was a haven that poets made theirs
Male or female, we all took up a pen
There’s no PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

Bring back the days when we were here to write
The site that saw many through many a dark night
It helped and encouraged, it soothed savage brow
But not any more, just look at us now
We preach what we want, but don’t follow through
Our smooth little soup is a lumpy old stew
So here is the challenge and I say it again
WISH PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

Keep the tantrums and ego’s under wraps can you please?
Keep the back biting and *****ing under your sleeve
If you didn’t win, what does it matter at all?
If you enjoyed your writing, stand proud and stand tall
If you don’t like the rules then don’t enter the contest
Remember keep the peace, you surely will be blessed
Use your pen for some good and show true skills again
Lay down harsh words WISH GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

It’s no good just saying these words… that means nought
Think what you are saying, and give the words deep thought
If we practice what we preach and want peace on earth
Then that’s what we should work at for all we are worth
We wouldn’t hurt or belittle, brag or let our ego’s lead
We would all work for happiness, and make it our creed
Put tantrums away, stick the dummy back in and then
Truly WISH PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

For the stick I will get for writing this verse
Go on those that will… you may do your worse
But us Brits I must say, we have quite thick skin
I will stand tall and proud and take it on the chin
Try to live and let live and try to hurt no one
It’s got to be better than pens drawn at dawn
So take up my challenge I repeat it again
WISH PEACE ON THE EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

I am uneducated; there are some here so clever
But to me peace is paramount I wish it now and forever
When I joined the soup a haven it was
Now many are leaving and it’s possibly because...
We don’t need egos’ b****ing and cat fights
Banishment and tears, we just need good writes
So for this NEW YEAR why can’t we all take up our pen
And truly wish PEACE AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

GG 21 /12 2013 ©

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 8:52:00 AM
    nice one... love it..SKAT

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 10:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on this fine win, Mandy

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 10:50:00 PM
    Wow!! great piece you wrote my friend Mandy. Congratulations on your win. Have a blessed happy new year. cheers! ;)

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 9:27:00 PM
    This is a wonderful connection of thought and lines....Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 6:34:00 PM
    I love the message Mandy...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 5:23:00 PM
    congrats Mandy this is a wonderful Mission statement, to all of us on soup,, also awesome poetry,, but that does not surprise me...

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 3:39:00 PM
    Mandy, . Congratulations, and thank you for entering my contest. It has been a delight hosting so many contests. If you like you can enjoy the hugs, I left all winning poems on my blog "I WILL BE FAITHFUL." link-------> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=18505&PoetID=18720 <----- Enjoy and stop by if you'd like...... Always & Forever ** LINDA

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 6:33:00 AM
    Way to go with this expressive work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:13:00 PM
    Mandy this is an incredibly talented written piece. Such a great point put so perfectly. Enjoyed it all as it lifted my spirits. Great job! Take care.

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 3:50:00 PM
    I dig your write here it is true that's why i don't blog at all, i am here to write my poetry not crisize thats why i wrote the child of ignorance, after hearing what is going on in the soup from poetry destroyer, she is a major loss for me and our site. We are here to express ourselfs not tare each other down. thank you for your words of truth. cheri

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 2:48:00 PM
    " but " is the first word from the last word…

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 12:51:00 PM
    Mandy you have already taken up your pen and made a great creation, love it….David

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 6:33:00 AM
    I will inscribe to you're creed just tell me where to sign my little Dove, this was a poem that was waiting for it's birth, you did good my love, hope many will read it, and sign on the dotted line, I'll fav this, cuz it's how I feel too, let's stick to writing instead of fighting, love ya girl, xxx

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    Date: 1/4/2014 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    you just gave me an idea for a poem in the same subject, let's see what this old girl can stew up, Happy New Year my dear, I may have flower power, but you, have a rare diamond dust the kind that blinds without the bling, stay beautiful, THAT'S WHAT I LIKE"
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 2:04:00 PM
    Love this thought provoking write, my friend. Let's hope the squabbling and fighting will stop this year

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:54:00 AM
    I left the poetry soup scene due to all the bickering, returning again to find nothing is new. So sad, so deeply sad. I'll avoid the blog I think.

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:52:00 AM
    Very true, thoughtful and inspiring write, Mandy

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:51:00 AM
    glad you did this,,wrote it and posted it..