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For Peace We Strive

March 28, 2018
By Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller


Why we fight, I do not know
Nothing we gain, it goes to show
We bicker and argue, ‘till we are sore
All the while, our bravest go to war

Tomorrow will just fight the next battle
Herded like aimless cattle
For our country, we shed blood
While our forgotten crawl in the mud

Yet still we dispute, no end in sight
Maybe one day, our children won’t have to fight
They can live in the peace we made
And the unity which we laid

“You may say I’m a dreamer”
Although, I prefer redeemer
I’m just imagining what could be
If we worked together, you and me

Imagine earth as one unified place
No fear of strife we face
It’s not too hard, if you try
No more will we give a battle cry

Still, some are too slow to see it
They watch the roaring fire they lit
I’m not sure what they see
But it’s not somewhere I want to be

I just can’t understand why it goes on
Why can’t we just pick brains of Braun?
What can we do to stop all of this?
And to live in our own peaceful bliss

Tomorrow when the sun rises
Maybe we’ll be greeted by new surprises
But if we don’t act soon
Easy peace we’ll never attune

I know we have all of our sins
But forget them as this new era begins
Just for now, while we fight
Ironically, yes, to see the light

Somewhere, beyond our own imagination
We’ll find our good half with proper navigation
Sail with the setting sun
And remember I’ll that we’ve done

Peace, yes, I see it now
Maybe we can remember how
I guess it’s just been out of sight
Now I finally see the light



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on Aug. 2 2019 at 1:39 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
31 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Aww, thank you so much!!

on Jun. 27 2019 at 2:22 pm
LadyCharlotteEdelweiss, Rocky Mount, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
" Do not be confirmed to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, pleasing and perfect will of God. "

Romans 12:2. The one true, good and eternal book, God's holy spoken word, the Bible.

This is beautiful!

on Jul. 17 2018 at 8:54 am
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
31 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Aww! Thank you so much Peppa! This really means so much to me, truly. I just really appreciate your words, and it's nice to have my work be appreciated as well! I just need to figure out how to edit this, it won't let me, and I've made so unfortunate errors...But THANK YOU SO MUCH!

on Jul. 9 2018 at 2:34 pm
Moony-Parker SILVER, Hogwarts, Other
7 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.”
~Anais

“It is the quality of one’s convictions, not the amount of followers that determines success.” ~Remus Lupin

“We both have a bit of light and dark in us. What we act on defines who we are.” ~Sirius Black

“Wingardium Leviosa.”

I've heard motivation comes at a price. The price here is shedding a few tears for this beautiful work by a beautiful person. Thank you, Malcolm. This is a great poem and should be read aloud to every soldier before they fight. I think it truly shows us what we are standing up for.

on Apr. 25 2018 at 9:16 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
31 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Thanks @WolfWhisperer0911! Nice to meet you too!

on Apr. 25 2018 at 9:15 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
31 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Thank you very much @Angel04! Appreciate it!

Angel04 SILVER said...
on Apr. 24 2018 at 9:44 pm
Angel04 SILVER, Houston, Texas
7 articles 2 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear" ~ Meg Cabot
" I'd rather be pulling a Chevy, than driving a Ford" ~ Grandpa Orta

Wow! That's all i can say. This is great! :)

on Apr. 24 2018 at 8:47 pm
WolfWhisperer0911, Austin, Texas
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@Malcolm_Chase Great poem! I know your sister and I am happy to meet you!