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LAY DOWN ALL YOUR ARMS
 
 
 
 
 

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LAY DOWN ALL YOUR ARMS
 
 
A desperate world is a dangerous plan.
The killing and weeping
has spread across the lands.
The faithful pray for Peace.
They pray it's close at hand.
LAY DOWN ALL YOUR ARMS.
 
 
The innocent are left bereaved and overwhelmed
with your lethal legacy of gloom.
You are savage and sworn to your cause,
warriors of doom.
Killing is never justified for any cause or reason.
Only God's Mercy can atone you.
LAY DOWN ALL YOUR ARMS.
 
 
Even if you "win" the battles,
will you ever know Peace,
when each pleading, frightened face
returns to haunt you?
When there is nowhere to hide
on any corner of this earth,
what, pray tell me, what,
will your precious warring be worth?
LAY DOWN ALL YOUR ARMS.
 
 
We shall raise our voices in prayers for Peace;
for concern, for care; for all eternity.
May we learn to dwell in harmony,
where ALL NATIONS MAY REIGN AS FREE.
 
LAY DOWN ALL YOUR ARMS.
LAY DOWN ALL YOUR ARMS.
 
 
 
 

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Ocean

 
 
 
holding out hands
for the world to hold
opening hearts to the dream
hoping and praying
that the dream will come true
that there truly is a chance for
PEACE
 
 
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Stankovic Camp - June 19, 1999
 
thumbs up
and peace signs
rise above the crowds
 
quick hand shakes
pass from American soldiers
to ethnic Albanian refugees
quick promises of Help
of Hope
 
the refugee's out reached hands
rise to greet the soldier's
 
for that brief time
HOPE fills their anguished hearts
 
any HOPE is worth clinging to...
 
 
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for Brahim Manovi - KLA soldier at Bruznik
 
tear-filled eyes
uplifted
 
hands cupped in supplication
 
the war weary soldier
kneels and casts his questionings
to whomever may be listening
 
perhaps WHY? is not a big enough question
 
it never seems to get answered
 
but Brahim knows
it is time for all this fighting
 
TO END
 
 
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A Split Second Decision
 
 
A split second decision
keeps one human alive,
or takes another life;
 
allows dreams to be carried through
or ends those same dreams,
in one brief moment of greed.
 
A split second decision
leaves a victim's loved ones,
forever bound to grief,
through every life brought down;
 
Life that cannot be replaced,
not by a Miracle, not by Grace.
 
So many precious lives are lost
to violence, terrorism, and wars;
so many others are left behind,
with no way to heal their scars.
 
Where does it end?
 
Many ask - many plead.
 
It ALL begins or ends,
 
with a split second decision.
 
 
 
(this poem was written upon
the news that Bill Cosby's son
was murdered during a drive-by
shooting - how senseless)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

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faces flash before me
in ceaseless sequence
the boys next door
marching off to war
 
 
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A World Gone Awry
 
children killing children
a world gone awry
just when you have almost
dried your tears
it's time again
to cry
 
a dear friend here
a family there
as nations mourn and grieve
all people near and far
seek the sojourn of relief
 
children killing children
a world gone awry
just when you have almost
dried your tears
it's time again
to cry
 
 
 
Dedicated to the memory of the
Columbine High School students
and teacher - and all who were
left behind...
 
 
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dear kosovo
 
two loaves of bread
many hands reaching
questioning looks of agony and disbelief
 
huddled
hearded masses
no reasons to smile
wall of messages    list of children
tracking lost relatives
camping to wait out the conflict
rubble and ruin
 
NOT AGAIN
 
 
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by the MoonSet
 
 
by the MoonSet
the birds and creatures arise
 
as the last shadows of night
lift from the sky
 
and the hypnotic moon
in the Western Sky
becomes a memory
 
by the MoonSet
I too arise
to face East
to face the Rising Sun
 
and Hope Again World Peace Will Come
 
by the end
of MoonSet
 

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for all who have lost loved one's to violence

  

I hope you have enjoyed reading my poetry - share it if you will!   I will add more pages soon!  Life is always a work in progress! 

 
 
 
 
 
Poems are copyrighted, 2001, 2006 and may not be used without authors permission. 
 
 

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