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Seeds For Peace Sonnet collaboration with Silent One

When I say peace, what comes into your mind?
Some fantasy, a world where there's no wars
No soldiers setting foot on foreign shores
Where weapons of destruction aren't designed

My thoughts on peace are vastly more refined
I think of nature's song which has no score
The changing of her seasonal decor
The moon and stars, in silence, as they shine

And yet you ask,"Well, what about world peace?"
If you'll recall that's just a fantasy
Man's lust for gold and power will not cease
It's time to face up to reality

I realize my thoughts are so unkind
But that's as close to peace as one can find


Hatred will steal your heart just like a thief
let the beauty of love set your heart free
Who you follow does not matter to me
but beliefs should not be forced to cause grief

Life can be fragile like an Autumn leaf
a journey that reflects moods of the sea
Yet, strong leaves return on each naked tree
and waves become calm when reaching a reef

Get rid of ego, do not let it grow
love is the hope for the future we breed
Poets pick up your pen, let your ink flow
together we can heal those hearts that bleed
Words are a force, if unified we sow
which lay foundations for a peaceful seed


   written by Daniel Turner and Silent One
    NOT FOR CONTEST

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 10/12/2017 9:21:00 AM
When two great minds come together they produce deeper works that enlightens people. I love the piece. Filled with lots of good thoughts. God bless both of You. Keep on.
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Date: 8/23/2017 6:22:00 PM
A classic beauty. Timely, poignant, urgent and thoughtfully penned. The second to last stanza is gorgeous. The last stanza is superb; wise words to keep close. Superb collaboration, a great pleasure to read. Fabulous write, I commend you both:)
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Date: 7/16/2017 7:24:00 AM
Hope a generation rises with will power strong enough to dissolve all race, religion and society, and human return to day 1 to rebuild anew! New houses are not built on old foundation and this is our mistake! Best of luck to both. :)
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Date: 7/15/2017 10:56:00 AM
Was an honour collaborating my friend
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/15/2017 11:45:00 AM
Yes it was my honor to write with you. We will do it again soon. I promise. Give me a few days to rest:)
Date: 7/11/2017 7:59:00 PM
wow, you guys really complemented each other. I am not quite sure who did which part! That is called GOOD collaborating. Great theme you chose too.
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Date: 7/11/2017 4:56:00 PM
Great collaboration, I think I know who wrote what, but that doesn't mean anything, I was wrong about another collaboration, so you just never know. Peace for me will soon be a reality, it's that faith thing Danny...you know.
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Date: 7/10/2017 8:48:00 AM
Amazing collaboration, DT and SO:) both sonnets are true:)
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Date: 7/10/2017 3:15:00 AM
Wow, you have written an awesome collaboration! Your poem just kept getting better and better. Those last two stanzas of your ending just blew me away! : )
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Date: 7/9/2017 9:30:00 AM
This is lovely, Daniel and Silent One. You are both great poets. It's good to read this and know that peace starts with the individual. Hugs
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Date: 7/7/2017 4:24:00 PM
Beautiful sentiments throughout this wonderful collab, Daniel. Kudos to you and SO for such a fine piece of truthful poetry. Love always, bro.
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Date: 7/8/2017 4:49:00 PM
Thank you, Freddie. It was an honor for me to share ink with S1.
Date: 7/7/2017 10:55:00 AM
The only chance for peace to reign is to promote love and condemn hatred/revenge. Writers' pens can go a long way to do this. Congrats to both collaborators. Regards // paul
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Date: 7/7/2017 11:05:00 AM
Thank you, Paul. I appreciate your wise insight. Always a pleasure to see you, sir:)
Date: 7/7/2017 9:13:00 AM
A beautiful and moving write. What an amazing collaboration this turned out to be. Congratulations to you both for such an informative and magnificent piece. Very well written. A 7 for me and a fav.
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Date: 7/7/2017 10:16:00 AM
Thank you, Sharon. I appreciate you coming by and leaving a smile:)
Date: 7/7/2017 5:15:00 AM
Exceptional piece of writing, congratulations to both of you for producing this enjoyable poem, a joy to read. :))
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Date: 7/7/2017 10:15:00 AM
Thank you, Roy:)
Date: 7/7/2017 12:25:00 AM
Congratulations, well done my friends Daniel and Silent for this deeply insightful, exemplary write, expressing that Life is a CONTEST of PEACE - A very positive call to action for a world Free of greed, power, control and petty human grievances. Digression through cynicism, restriction to member participation and the precept of availability to all would be aberration to humanity.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:14:00 AM
Thank you, Maria. I will come and check you out on FB.
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/7/2017 12:27:00 AM
PS My poem - ‘A Rose by any other name---‘ accompanied by music, aptly shows a Country offering a hand of peace in a permanent, live, global tribute. I would welcome your comments…Maria
Date: 7/6/2017 9:50:00 PM
I love the realistic approach. Great work brother.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:10:00 AM
No way to get around reality, Grandpa. Thank you for the kind visit and comments:)
Date: 7/6/2017 6:58:00 PM
well done, daniel and silent one! i wish that "poets picking up their pens" could really "heal those hearts that bleed." maybe i'm too cynical, but i think that's as much of a fantasy as world peace. still, i love the idea of it and, as a fellow poet, i'll do my part to try to make it happen...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/6/2017 7:09:00 PM
Mrs Ilene, I know one thing, You sure make my day brighter with your poems:) Thank you very much:)
Date: 7/6/2017 5:45:00 PM
wonderful :)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/6/2017 6:07:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Eve:)
Date: 7/6/2017 4:32:00 PM
Oh My word! I am speechless. This is SO GOOD!! I am filling up my favorites, but this has to be another. I absolutely love this!! So true! :) So beautiful. You both write well together. Congratulations!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/6/2017 6:07:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi:)
Date: 7/6/2017 4:15:00 PM
A nice narrative piece Daniel....just a heads up, ex-soupers aren't eligible for the collab contest.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/6/2017 4:23:00 PM
It's not for the contest. It's for Carol Duet's Poets for Peace. Thank you, Tim:)
Date: 7/6/2017 4:01:00 PM
Very cool both poets. This is seamless and the theme is carried through nicely and does bring a certain peace to the end. I liked everything about this.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/6/2017 4:24:00 PM
Thank you, Chris. I appreciate your kind comments and support:)
Date: 7/6/2017 3:57:00 PM
Nice collaboration on this sonnet, Daniel and Silent One! Because of man's nature, I don't believe world peace will happen, but individuals can find inner peace when they get their lives right with God. I wish both of you the best in this contest!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/6/2017 3:59:00 PM
Thank you Carol but it's not for contest. It's for poets for peace:)