We make war
That we may live in peace.
Show me who won't love to take
good tidings home to their people,
That they may sleep in Peace.
For those who are at war with others
Are not at peace with themselves.
In our childhood days we heard our elders
quote inter alia Ralph Waldo Emerson.
'The real and lasting victories
Are those of peace, and not of war.'
Many have mistook for religion.
Is so often
The death of reason.
The quest for peace begins in the home,
in the school, in the workplace
And the society.
But first and foremost, the heart.
'The most valuable possession we can own
Is an open heart.'
To attain peace
We must actually give our liives,
Not just our possessions.
When we at last give our lives -
Bringing into alignment our beliefs
And the way we live then, and only then,
can we begin to find peace.
The most powerful weapon we can be
Is an instrument of peace.
I hope we truly find peace.
*godwin henry osaigbovo pa shakespeare*
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