Sunday, October 08, 2006

PEACE

Peace is a moment after pain.
Peace is the freshness after rain.
Peace is the quiet, after wind.
Peace is the garment where hope is pinned.

There is peace in a memory, peace in beauty,
a wry kind of peace in unpleasant duty.
Peace is the look in a baby's face.
Peace is the breath at the end of the race.

Personal peace is a fragmented thing
as fleeting and pure as birdsong in spring
the edge between worry and striving once more
a landing, a ledge... a wide open door!

42 comments:

  1. Margie..this poem was peaceful just reading it.thanks for sharing.

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  2. There is peace in everything, except maybe war and terrorism

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  3. I agree with you.
    Sight of smiling faces of children
    bring peace.

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  4. the best description of peace ever! Lovely Margie HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ sleep tight!

    Keshi.

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  5. I wish they would put this on the news!
    p.s.- you reminded me to put my voice on - thanks :)

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  6. nicely written .. i love the first four verses .. once someone said .. "if you want peace, prepare for war"

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  7. Cool.

    Lots of rhyming stuff, shall have to have a breeze through your archives at some point :)

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  8. Margie, once again, you've done it! Another wonderful piece.

    Would you ever consider putting audio on your blog, as Andrew does?

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  9. This thing you speak of.........peace.............I wish I had it.

    Beautiful poem. Peace doesn't come to a lot of people. Sprinkle some over to me in New York please!!!

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  10. Samuru:

    /Peace is the look in a baby's face.
    /

    Nice one again..

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  11. Hi Margie, hope peace is with you - sounds like it. I know that moments of peace in my life are wonderful, and my online pals bring peace to me through their words - like your poetry does. Thank you.

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  12. A piece on peace, interesting:)

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  13. Wonderful and peaceful poem. I like your poem.
    Everybody need peace. Your poem brings peace to all.

    Let peace will be with you!

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  14. starry
    Thank you!
    Glad you found it peaceful!

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  15. ganesh
    We can find peace in so many things...
    but no peace in war or terrorism!

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  16. deepak
    Children always bring me peace!

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  17. keshi
    Thanks so much!
    Hugggggz!
    I did sleep tight!

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  18. andrew
    Not much peaceful stuff on the news!
    Funny you forgot to put your voice on...

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  19. inconsequential
    Thank you!
    Welcome to my blog!

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  20. aurora
    Thank you!
    I don't know about the audio!
    Andrew reads so well...
    don't know about how I would do!

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  21. deb
    Thank you!
    ok... I sprinkled some your way!

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  22. ilias
    Thanks!
    I appreciate your kind words!

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  23. krystyna
    Thanks for the kind words!

    Peace be with you also!

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  24. i agree with each and every line, Margie!

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  25. Margie,
    As always, your Spirit flows with words of beauty and truth and loveliness. What flows from you shows a heart of sincerity, wisdom, sweetness and Light.

    Thank you for so generously sharing your gifts with us all.

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  26. this is great, margie! love it!!
    peace :)

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  27. serenity
    Thank you so much!
    Your words are so kind n generous...and you always lift me up!
    You are a dear!

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  28. polona
    Thank you so much!
    You always have kind words to share!

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  29. Peace is what is needed. Peace within and peace outside in the world....

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  30. Some quotes for you...


    If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
    -Moshe Dayan

    You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
    -Malcolm X

    The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
    -Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

    Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
    -Buddha

    Peace is the only battle worth waging
    -Albert Camus


    May peace be upon you...

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  31. ari
    Thanks for these wonderful quotes!
    You are the man of many quotes!

    :)
    Margie

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker