Yes, There Will Be Peace

Reposting in dedication to World Peace Day

We hear the many heartbeats of fear
As blood runs down well-worn streets
Mixed with the tears of loved ones
As children run from the blast of guns,
And we wonder, when will there be
Peace on this earth of common birth
And goodwill among all in that day
We can stand straight and tall withal
In humble pride as we stride arm
In arm, side by side as one great tide?
Surely that day will dawn when light
Pierces the night and the stark dark,
And we find our might in all that
Is good and right, lovely and bright,
When we no longer pay more heed
To the powerful greed that profits
From proliferation of war, violence,
Repression, oppression, desecration
That all leads to utter desolation…
Yes, there will be peace on earth
When we learn to honor the worth
Of each one — brother and sister,
Mother and father — everywhere;
And peace will reign, peace will reign!

Note: This was written originally as a contribution to Poets for Peace, hosted by Forgotten Meadows on August 14th of this year. I repost it now in dedication to World Peace Day.

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16 thoughts on “Yes, There Will Be Peace

  1. Yes, there will be peace on earth
    When we learn to honor the worth
    Of each one — brother and sister,
    Mother and father…

    Amen to that brother!

    Great work, keep it up!

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