Monday, December 22, 2014

For POETS UNITED ~ Poetry Pantry #232 ~ This Year


Christmas Time, Christmas Time and prayers, 
Prayers for peace, a peaceful refuge, 
Welcome Light, with lights on trees,
Green and white, in coloured deluge;
Décor delight diversity diverted;
All hope one, all call one, All pray one;
Life to begin, or life , to cease?
Christmas Time, Healing Time and tremors,
Tremors of blasts, killing blasts, 
Farewell Love, with flags on caskets
Red and Blue, in deathly solitude,
Sacred silence spirit severed;
All around flowers, all fresh now
All withered now, none in baskets;
Christmas Time Christmas Time and Salvation
Salvation, for every nation?
Salvation Eternal, end of turmoil in blood and sand,
Crimson and cream,
 a moaning scream, a shattered dream?
One for one, each kills one, 
one by one, till none is none.
Christmas Time, Christmas Time and Love;
Love for All, a Tolerant Love,
With Gifts garlands and Gatherings,
Silver and Gold, Young and Old, 
the Brave and the Bold,
Weak and Strong, the Fighters for Freedom
 for the World;
All with Love, All at Home,
None at WAR, Glad Tidings for All.
Amen .Amen .Amen.


9 comments:

  1. This poem reads like a heartfelt wish! We definitely have prayers for peace at this time of year...despite all that exists in this very vulnerable world.

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  2. Festive times for most of those celebrating. Sadly some are not able to some reasons. Very apt write Anjum!

    Hank

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  3. A very timely wish for all that we see happening in the world around us!

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  4. May the dark and Light of the first images continue to give way to teh positive--peace and love to find each of us at home, in teh neighborhood, in the naton and in the world.

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    1. Thank you Dr Susan wish you Peace Health and a very Happy New Year

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