We All Claim

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Peace on Earth  (posted by Sumana)
Every one of us loves to cherish the faith that there is still an abundance of good in this world in spite of widespread violence almost everywhere every day.

It’s now time to sing Peace on Earth…..

We all claim
to want
peace on earth

yet wars continue
yet greed continues
yet intolerance continues.

We worry about how
to find inner peace,
and need to expand
that to include
peace toward others.

Have compassion,
show love, help
another if you can.

We all claim
to want
peace on earth
but . . .


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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17 Responses to We All Claim

  1. Sherry says:

    So true. When we cant fix the big things, we CAN do some good in small ways.


  2. susanstoo says:

    The “but” gets me every time. Sigh.


  3. gillena cox says:

    Ah yes that “but” . We want peace but. We do need to get off our ‘buts’



  4. Sumana Roy says:

    So true. Peace dwells within compassion and love. May all give chance to peace.


  5. oldegg says:

    We the common people dearly want peace but once in government our leaders always find reason to be agressive, to show their strength; whilst we we wait to called up to be cannon fodder.


  6. People say many things. Their actions, on the other hand… Well, you said it much better.


  7. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    Peace, like many great endeavors, begins with small and often not glamorous steps. Some people prefer to just talk about it instead.


  8. Vivian Zems says:

    But……so true. Sigh 😔


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