Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What could be

Pushing up through the cracks
Pushing up through the Cracks, a photo by paper seed on Flickr

Gandhi once said:
"An eye for an eye
will make the whole world
go blind."

So let us pledge to take the path
of love and peace,
when voicing our discontent
in the world's troubles as Gandhi did.

Let us tread
in sacred waters
enmesh with faith.

The tremor
of sporadic seditious rioting
hinders our peace
and only lead to a nether world
of chaos.

Let us not have that stigma
of hate on our breath.
Let us breathe words of love instead.

Let us plaster words of peace
on the walls and not of war.

Like the tufts of grass and wildflowers
that grow in the cracks of cement,
let us believe that something beautiful
will grow out of these turbulent times.

Let us see this world as the peaceful place it could be
and take actions towards that dream,
and let us not be blind to all that need our help.


Prompt Links:

The Sunday Whirl
wordle 17

Carry on Tuesday - " An eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
(click here to read more quotes by Gandhi)
carry on tuesday

dVerse Poet's Pub - open creative writing submission

poetry jam - call to action


Thinking of Them Thursdays W10 - open creative arts submission with a cause


Music Links: the songs -Musical Rapture (click here to view) , One by U2 (click here to view)

1 comment:

jen revved said...

Very lovely and a poignant title. This is certainly a prayerful poem, invoking the best in us. Thank you for sharing it! xxxj