Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dona Nobis Pacem ~ #blogblast4peace




the breath of prayer
can be seen in morning frost
may today bring peace

ssssssss
                                                           
peace begins with me
i cannot pray for war’s end
with a bitter voice

©Susie Clevenger 2012




the stars are covered
by the smoke of our weapons
earth longs to know peace

ssssssss

earth and man as one
meditate on unity

two forces in peace

 ©Susie Clevenger 2012



Peace Will Come

I refuse to believe
that peace will not come.

Too many have lain
upon war’s pillow
of death.

If I let seeds of doubt
grow roots in my spirit,
my tongue will speak despair.

Peace will come.
It is the hope
where I have hung my faith.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
BlogBlast4Peace
Also linked to Real Toads Sunday Mini Challenge

19 comments:

Isadora Gruye said...

this:

the breath of prayer
can be seen in morning frost
may today bring peace

I found profound. The rest of the peace flows together nicely...thanks for sharing.

Kerry O'Connor said...

peace begins with me...

This says it all, Susie.

Karen Jo said...

Wonderful post. Peace be with you, now and always.

Susan said...

Simply moving--all of it. And this is a new thought for me: "
i cannot pray for war’s end
with a bitter voice"

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful,beautiful, beautiful.........every single word and line. Wonderfully written, Susie.

Annelisa said...

What an excellent and moving poem, so beautiful and meaningful. It is an inspiration!

Nameste/Peace to you!

(A link to your post will be on "Peace Bloggers Unite" later)


Travis Cody said...

I enjoyed your poetry.

Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day and in all the days to come.

Laurie Kolp said...

All are so powerful, Susie... but I especially like:

peace begins with me
i cannot pray for war’s end
with a bitter voice

Lolamouse said...

I love all of your peace poems, but the second is especially meaningful for me, Susie.

Tatius T. Darksong said...

If I let seeds of doubt
grow roots in my spirit,
my tongue will speak despair.

Like this.

Marian said...

"i cannot pray for war’s end
with a bitter voice." point well taken.

ed pilolla said...

begins with me and hang it on hope, and the truth about the bitter voice. your poem has a very refreshing quality.
very nice to see you again:)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Susie, you're so right. We should not doubt that peace will come. I've been guilty of doubt, but I've never lost hope.
K

my heart's love songs said...

"I cannot prayer for war's end
with a bitter voice"

i've never thought about that, but you're right... thank you, Susie!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I do so hope that you are right.

Mama Zen said...

"peace begins with me
i cannot pray for war’s end
with a bitter voice"

That really moved me.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I have to echo Mama Zen---

we cannot seek peace through bitterness---your pieces resonated with me today

Hannah said...

"If I let seeds of doubt
grow roots in my spirit,
my tongue will speak despair."

This among so many quotable gems, Susie. Such a complete peace offering. ♥

Mimi Lenox said...

Brilliant.

Thank you for blogging peace with us today. Your beautiful offering is #2452 in The Official Peace Globe Gallery @ blog4peace.com

Mimi