Tag Archives: Peace

In The Sky

I. Helicopters buzz alongside lush-green sea cliffs through sacred valleys and over farmland, cutting through peace and quiet, cutting   through silence like knives chop, chop, chop, a reminder of missionaries sharpening their blades, chopping the islands like venison   … Continue reading

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Rewrite All Our Wrongs

Let them hold the pen and write their own destiny rewrite all our wrongs write away the suffering write verses about springtime.   The people hunger let them relax and eat figs let them enjoy peace and drink their tea … Continue reading

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Standing By The Ruins

Let them hold the pen and write their own destiny rewrite all our wrongs write away the suffering write verses about springtime   instead of winter, write verses about laughing instead of crying, dancing instead of dying let them write … Continue reading

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Let Them Hold The Pen

Let them hold the pen children won’t lose their parents, parents their children and neither will lose their limbs neither will lose their country   the land where they’re born is where they’ll die of old age no more pages … Continue reading

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Peace & Love Haiku Challenge October 1st

5 haiku’s about peace & love RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Challenge #221 Peace&Love.   ‘Fields of Strawberries’ We think ‘peace and love’ we see fields of strawberries but bullets still fly.   ‘Yell Peace’ The people yell “Peace” but they still … Continue reading

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Seventeen: An Ode To Afghanistan

Five hundred and thirty six billion, four hundred and fifty seven thousand, six hundred seconds eight million nine hundred and forty thousand, nine hundred and sixty minutes one hundred forty nine thousand and sixteen hours six thousand two hundred and … Continue reading

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Insanity Is

Insanity is supporting a country that beheads civilians for witchcraft and sorcery a country that treats women like property a country that openly funds terrorism a country that birthed 17 of the 19 hijackers on the 11th of September seventeen … Continue reading

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