Peace

I met him for the first time on the ferry to Ireland. He leaned on the railing alongside some seagulls, overlooking the Welsh mainland. He wore a robe that looked like those worn by Buddhist monks, only his was black. He stood with his head bowed, either praying or watching…

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Standing for Peace

The world has become divided Into us and them, and I am lost I feel so pulled to be myself Playful, strong, open, loving And I feel pulled to withdraw Hide from the shouting masses The world seems so hostile now Extravert trumps introvert in all ways War comes closer,…

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Why I stand for peace

I was born in 1963. I grew up in a world that lived with the horrors of the second world war still in vivid memory. I heard sporadic stories from my dad about growing up in a large city, besieged. He told me how he had to walk from one…

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Peacemaker

Every time I write, I am a peacemaker. I make peace with my fears, my doubts, my anxieties and all I can do is celebrate that in writing. I know making peace is the only way to be. I have battled fear, I have played with it and I have…

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Peace Starts Within You

These past few days, this quote has been in my mind constantly: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  Martin Luther King, Jr. I came back to this quote as my feelings loss, pain, fear and many…

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