The Forgotten Song of Peace

May 13, 2012
By shaylapurple16 PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
shaylapurple16 PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing doesn’t mean deciding to sit still all of your life and think. Ideas come from living and experiencing life, and then stepping back to think." -Shayla


Think back:
When was the last time,
You saw complete peace,
In every country?

Peace, where people got along:
Weapons didn’t threaten,
Diseases didn’t cripple,
Race didn’t matter.

Peace, where there was no hate:
Each individual was respected,
For being themselves;
For being unique.

Peace, where it didn’t matter who you were,
Where you were,
What you had,
Or the good things you did.

The sweet song of peace,
Is often disregarded.
The music stops at a harsh point,
And is replaced with the clashing,
Sounds of violence.

But the forgotten song of peace,
Occasionally plays again.
The melody is heard,
Through small acts of kindness,
And undiscriminating love.


The author's comments:
The piece was written by looking at an abstract noun, peace, and expanding on that. I really think this method helped make the poem more metaphorical than my other ones might have been.

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Karen M. said...
on Oct. 13 2012 at 9:57 pm
OUTSTANDING POEM!

on Sep. 2 2012 at 6:01 pm
ladybugsrock SILVER, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

wow! I liked your poem a lot! i saw your comment on another poem and wanted to check u out! glad i did! it would mean a lot if you read some of my work and commented?! thanks!

on Aug. 18 2012 at 10:48 pm
shaylapurple16 PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
29 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing doesn’t mean deciding to sit still all of your life and think. Ideas come from living and experiencing life, and then stepping back to think." -Shayla

Thank you! Thank you for reading my poems!  

on Aug. 17 2012 at 8:44 am
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."
-J.K.Rowling

WOW this is powerful and so true! Love it

on Aug. 11 2012 at 2:34 am
shaylapurple16 PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
29 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing doesn’t mean deciding to sit still all of your life and think. Ideas come from living and experiencing life, and then stepping back to think." -Shayla

Omg thanks! I just saw that :D   

Akilah said...
on Jul. 19 2012 at 10:12 pm
It's a shame that peace has been forgotten around the world, except for sometimes.  Great poem.

Sharon M said...
on Jun. 3 2012 at 9:03 am
Shayla! This is so good :D




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