Vision Revision

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Vision
Share a vision of the future in a new poem.


Will passage of time serve to allay their fears,
those auguries of annihilation
where each patch of land is pooled in tears,
and peace a chimera throughout all nations?
World’s children view disaster as commonplace.
They are starving, homeless nomads losing hope.
Envenomed evil hides without a face,
armed with weapons of panoramic scope.
Build a universe without ammunition.
Education needs to be crucial for all.
If you choose to practice a religion,
do not insist others heed your call.

Humanity begs a collective trust
with love, compassion, and tolerance a must.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Vision Revision

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    what a shame that we have made disaster a commonplace event…well crafted…


  2. Jae Rose says:

    Revising our vision speaks of a mind wishing and willing change – and something better.. perhaps by force of numbers this will one day hopefully be the new view


  3. Sherry Marr says:

    This speaks our plight plainly. We long for collective trust, and we are losing hope.


  4. Susan says:

    Exactly–a sonnet moving from problem to solution, one that compresses time so that I hope beyond hope we can get to this revision ASAP!


  5. I agree, there is nothing better than humanity.. we should embrace each other regardless of religion and faith. Beautifully penned.


  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Excellent sonnet! And I couldn’t agree more with the sentiments.


  7. oldegg says:

    There is great profit for many in hate and love is but a pauper.


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