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World Peace
by Steve E Ralph
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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A forlorn wish from a silly old man,
but just think of the possibilities.



World Peace



I know it’s just an old cliché,

The kind of thing that people say

From Beauty Queens to Presidents and Priests,

A worn out sentiment at best

That never will come true I guess,

But wouldn’t it be good to have world peace?


If everyone that breathes Gods air

Should stand and suddenly declare,

“From now on we are going to love each other,

Whatever colour, creed or race,

Whatever religion they embrace,

We’re going to treat them all like they’re our brother”,


No more aggression, no more hate,

No more war, wouldn’t that be great?

No more need for bullet, bomb or sword,

And the money that we spend on these

Could then be used to cure disease,

Now isn’t that a goal to work towards?


If the fortunes spent on planes and ships

And the weapons with which they’re equipped

Were spent to irrigate our barren wastes

So the people starving there today

Could grow such things as wheat and maze

And drink fresh water that they knew was safe,


And the billions left, could fund research

To rejuvenate our planet Earth

Or repair the damage we have done at least,

Famine could be a memory,

Confined for ever to history

If only we could just achieve world peace,


Just think what mankind could achieve

If only we could all agree

To put aside our differences and talk,

And not to blame each other for our ills

Or use the past as an excuse to kill

For the world today is everybody’s fault,


What parent anywhere on earth

Does not believe their children’s worth

Is equal to or greater than their own?

How many would not do their best

To ensure the future happiness

Of every loved one they have ever known?


Yet those who rule cannot conceive

Of a world perpetually at peace,

And until they do, the cliché must remain,

That is unless the rest of us

Unite and say, “Enough’s Enough”,

For only then may we still see a change,


Only then might we still see

Our children live in harmony

Free from pain and prejudice and fear,

Free from the global nuclear threat

That still threatens to destroy us yet,

For we all know that Armageddon’s near,


Yes I know it’s just an old cliché,

The kind of thing that people say,

Not really believing that it could come true ,

But is it me? Am I insane?

For believing that the world can change,

Or are there more that feel the way I do?


That a lot of love and a little trust,

Can change the fate of all of us,

From the North, the South, the West, and of course the East,

For understanding is the key

To uniting all humanity

And the only hope we have to gain world peace.



By S.E.Ralph





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Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/12/2012
Steve, I hear you! I have always wanted World Peace, ever since I was a little girl. In my high school yearbook, that was one of my ambitions.
Oh well, we can all dream right!

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 6/5/2012
a beautiful dream. thanks for the share

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/30/2012
Yes, it can be!
Your writing is exhilarating and yes there is hope ~
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 5/30/2012
To my dearest dream is for the world to have 'world peace.'You are my favorite poet because..'you do truly care for this world.'
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/29/2012
All too true and very well written, Steve,
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/29/2012
I totally agree. Jon Lennon said well in his song “imagine.” And then some who religious fanatic killed him. I really do believe that time you are describing will come, perhaps as soon as fifty years, if we don't let our differences drag us into another conflict.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/29/2012
Sure would be a dream come true! But I don't think its in the cards for humans to behave like they were intended to. A world without hatred, famine, conflict...sigh......this was a fabulous write, Steve...loved the flow and the powerful message....

Reviewed by Valerie Caramella 5/29/2012
Hi Steve. World Peace is a interesting and wise read. Outstanding penship that nailed every key point. ~Valerie~
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