Poets for peace

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Praxis Magazine has released the peace-poem-2016 which is a collaborative poem comprising of more than 250 segments contributed by #poetsforpeace from around the world.

Peace is always beautiful

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I am #proud to be a part of this initiative and that this small step may fuel the pursuit of peace globally. Kudos to the efforts of #Praxis team, the poets and anyone & everyone who played the smallest of part in this endeavor. Please read and share it to spread the message…

Here is what I had to say…

Why do they crush innocent lives?

Foster violence and glorify knives,

Killing people in HIS name,

HE who loves everyone the same,

Splitting up hearts with borders and regions,

Dissecting names to dye them with religions,

Millions live in fear, dying an inch every day,

Carrying the burden of lives they lost on the way,

Why do they want Jesus, Muhammad and Shiva to compete?

They only end up humiliating the gods with their deceit,

Often we forget the WHOs and WHATs that we have lost,

Not knowing exactly how much this violence would cost,

Peace can only be a distant dream,

Until we step up to the occasion like a team,

Let’s pray those poor souls may rest in peace,

Let happiness prevail and violence may cease,

Violence may cease…

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– Amit Prakash (doc2poet)

      You may read the complete poem @ http://www.praxismagonline.com/peace-poem/ or download it as pdf from the following link: http://www.praxismagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Poets-for-Peace-September-21.pdf

Calling for Peace

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Why  do  they  crush  innocent  lives?

Foster  violence  and  glorify  knives,

Killing  people  in  HIS  name,

HE  who  loves  everyone  the  same,

Splitting  up  hearts  with  borders  and  regions,

Dissecting  names  to  dye  them  with  religions,

Millions  live  in  fear, dying  an  inch  every  day,

Carrying  the  burden  of  lives  they  lost  on  the  way,

Why  do  they  want  Jesus, Muhammad  and  Shiva  to  compete?

They  only  end  up  humiliating  the  gods  with  their  deceit,

Often  we  forget  the WHOs and  WHATs  that  we  have  lost,

Not  knowing  exactly  how  much  this  violence  would  cost,

Peace  can  only  be  a  distant  dream,

Until  we  step  up  to  the  occasion  like  a  team,

Let’s  pray  those  poor  souls  may  rest  in  peace,

Let  happiness  prevail  and  violence  may  cease,

Violence  may  cease…

***

This post has been written for the Grand Collaboration – Poets for Peace initiative by poetry channel . You may find the complete article here at forgottenmeadows.

Thank you Anita for sharing this with me:-)