a vision of peace

a vision of peace

A Poem by dan
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the meaning of war?? a fruitless endeavor, played out continuously...why??

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the trickle of quietude emanates peace,

bridges the gulf of cacophonous noise;

this peace is imbued by a whispering tint

that leads to a freeze of all war-driven toys.

 

interrupted by jolts of mechanical shock,

the peaceful are spurred by the ominous vibe;

any genius is quelled by an invasive tincture,

like a toxic medication that no one prescribed.

 

any vision is clouded, a nimble disguise,

that points out the bets that one may wish to hedge;

but the gambler will animate his will to push forward

to regain the peace and throw fears to the edge.

 

the more ardent of visions will offer a glimpse

of well-studied theories, a bridge to explore;

when these visions in time lead the way back to peace

we connect back to quiet, even now, needed more.

 

riki © 2016

 

Music: “Hands Held High,” by Linkin Park

 

© 2016 dan


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War is a rich man's game,
they only get richer, while the lives lost on the battle fields become corpses buried under some flag. Maybe their names will get a "national hero " title ... and the winners write history.
but, what's it all good for?
The first world war tore my country in pieces, and we ended up, with 1/3 of the territories we had. and, lets not mention the deaths, and material losses ..
it's all bullshit. mankind is better off spending the billions on feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, finding alternative energy sources, and ensuring that we have some water to drink, instead of killing thousands and
millions for no reason.
nice write


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dani The Unreviewed

4 Years Ago

I didn't copy your poem, I simply shared a link :)
Dani The Unreviewed

4 Years Ago

two likes so far. :)
dan

4 Years Ago

thank you for letting me know...dan



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We all want peace and it’s not about any religion or belief, it’s about humanity. Instead of pointing fingers on each other we need to do our part in making this a more peaceful world. I think we should not only end all this hatred but also put an end to the things that lead to war and hatred. War ends with silence and emptiness, and we want peace and love.
Thank You for sharing this with us dan :)!

Posted 3 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

Zaisha, War will never disappear. It's been around since the cavemen started throwing rocks and stic.. read more
zaisham9393

3 Years Ago

You're welcome dan :)!
So peace is faught for, even if it is an internal struggle vs an external battle of wills and force. And where is the peace in any of it. Sometimes I think we only recognize peace if we struggle without it. It is the flip side of a very chaotic coin.

You used some of my favorite words in the first stanza so I will say that it is my fave, although I'm not toally sure since I always enjoy the whole write. Your opening line is sublime though.

Hope everything if fine with you and Dee. Much love. Jan

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

And I really like the first paragraph of your review, especially the line: "Sometimes I think we onl.. read more
JayceeC

4 Years Ago

LMAO...why have I never heard that saying :-D
Love this with the music
Your ending is so fitting, too.
Our Current times are reflected here in your penned words. Nice structure and line breaks the flow is great.
The lead in stanza is powerful and descriptive.
Thanks for sharing.


Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Josie, War seems to be a constant since I was born (in early Viet Nam days) but ideologies are so fl.. read more
We are being used as chess pieces by corporate sharks.
Thank you for this humane message.

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Insight, Thank you for your perceptive words...the one percenters send the poor to die needlessly. t.. read more
Insight

4 Years Ago

You are welcome.
Such is a potent reach in these times...war is something that is cold calculated and simply an eye for an eye...sigh...made me feel deeply reflective Dan...it is never the common people who want it but always the higher powers that be and one has to ask what the hell their motives are...truly...corrupt is one word for their antics...as always, poignant :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Poppy, I'm old enough to remember the endless dysfunction that was Vietnam; the quagmire that war re.. read more
Ruth

4 Years Ago

I agree...and welcome Dan :)
Hello Dan, amazing wordplay you had shared here, loving much the
Hedging on the bets. Living in Vegas I know exactly what you mean.
Very cool Sir, Thanks EG.

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Thank you, E G. Sadly peace may only be available in the form of a vision. All I can do is hope for .. read more
You never cease to amaze me with the depth of your poetry Dan. Amazing work my friend.

Julie


Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Julie, So nice to hear from you. Can you please send me RRs for your writing. Love poetry settles my.. read more
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War and the struggle for peace in the modern world.
We will always have wars. Have had and will have. The only thing we need to keep producing are true visionaries. People who have the courage, belief and sheer bloody mindedness to forge through the mire in search of truth and peace for mankind.

Another brilliant write, Dan. Very timely and powerful. Take care.

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Doodley, I am not an overtly religious person but I find myself praying way more than usual, hoping .. read more
Peace is to never be had in a world filled with war
unfortunately we have managed to become so modern but can never truly be civil within
this urge to hurt another is a symptom of greed
the average man is selfish
looking for the here and now
never realizing that within that lies destruction of love and calm for all

but it is what it is

A very profound piece dan
With much purpose and a loud message

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Nisreen, It's always an honor to be review by you, especially with a topic as toxic as war. Mankind .. read more
Vision truly is something that is important, and something that many people do not have today.
I liked the way you ended this poem, in a very subtle way.
Had a fun read :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Guy. Please send me read requests so that I can reciprocate with the reviews. I really app.. read more

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