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The Risk of Peace
by Penny Rock

Monday, March 30, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This poem emphasizes the changes that would open up if peace were given a chance.

The risk of peace is pricey.

It buries sacred cows.

It requires that we honor

Old-fashioned sacred vows.


If we take a chance on peace,

We run the risk of being wrong.

We see that in the brotherhood of humanity

We’re not the only ones who belong.


We risk being seen as fallible.

We’re not in total control.

We’d risk giving up our own opinion

To hear the wisdom of the whole.


We risk not having the final word.

We risk not exercising our might.

We risk the entire world knowing

We’re not the arbiters of right.


If resources of the world are shared,

Global economy’s abundant.

If we risk the choice of peace,

Then war becomes redundant.


A pledge to live in harmony

Is a quest that’s never finished.

If we risk a world where peace prevails,

Humanity’s not diminished.


If peace is our unwavering intention,

Battles of prejudice naturally cease.

War is the answer of the coward.

It requires courage to live in peace.



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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 4/1/2009
Excellent and great poem,very well written,I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/30/2009
Interesting, "a pledge to live in harmony", nice thoughts, but it takes respect and understanding too, and therein lies the age old delemma....

Be always safe,
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