Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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GRACE TO LOVE
War and peace and
Wedged between, tempers of greed;
Boundaries and borders and
Staked to claim, loss of reason;
Bullets and bomb and
Laid to waste, blood and bones crushed;
Heartache and loss and
Equations unsolved, all to nought

War and peace and
Lessons unlearned, to heartbeat of repetition;
War and peace and
Prize of destruction wanton;
War and peace and
Anguish for light in shroud of darkness

War and peace
Oh that light should
Fathom the grace to love
Least war and peace
Be forever at loggerheads
GRACE TO LOVE © gillena cox 2017

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Midweek Motif ~ War & Peace

27 comments:

  1. A wonderful realisation on peace, though we know that most of the countries fail to implement it today. Sigh!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Panchali

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  2. May humanity find the grace to love so peace can reign. Lovely poem.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Myrna

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  3. We are always told,the "War to End all Wars," only to be told, to prepare for War again. Nice write!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Annell

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  4. May we discover peace! Beautifully eloquent write, Gillena ❤️

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Sanaa

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  5. "Equations unsolved, all to nought" yes, and the repetition and the carnage. Your poem should be sung with steady percussion and danced with "the grace to love."

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    1. PS: Is that a book cover?

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    2. Thank you for your appreciation Susan. I had done that image a few weeks ago, using the draw brushes in Picsart, just so happens I thought today poem fits so I included text and posted.

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  6. Very good I love the repetition War and peace the lessons seem never to be learned

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    1. Happy you dropped in Marja

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  7. We live in hope that humans will master this lesson in time.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Sherry

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  8. Great poem! Take heart. Peace is coming.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Martin, with words of encouragement

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  9. The tempers of greed are what has affected so many countries to the detriment of its citizens while other reap the profits. Perhaps there should be more protesting other than just us poets!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  10. "Oh that light should / Fathom the grace to love" This is the cry of the majority but the power is in the hands of the minority and so war and peace will be at loggerheads forever. Very sad truth. Sigh.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

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  11. If only we expended as much energy making peace as we do making war what a wonderful world it would be!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Bev

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  12. Like that last stanza. It's almost a plea, a wail for mankind to stop the destruction. Well said, indeed!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Khaya

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