Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ploughshares of Peace


"They will beat their swords into ploughshares.....
nor will they train for war any more."
Isaiah 2:4


It is time
to turn the weapons
into ploughshares,
to till the hearts
of all men.

Make my pen 
a weapon of peace,
of hope, of faith,
of connection.

Let us vote for those
who play the pipes of peace,
not only in words,
but in deeds;
those who will spend 
on social justice
what we now spend 
on killing machines.

I see the world
that we have made,
and the world we could have,
if  we choose leaders
who will take us there.

We have seen the best
and the worst.
And we know, now,
how important it is
to choose.


for Sumana's prompt at Midweek Motif: a poem of hope on the topic "Weapons".


12 comments:

  1. We sure do know! We have always known, though we thought some wars could only be solved by war. Now more than ever your poem speaks truth.

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  2. Aah...A band of Peace-Pipers..May all join the band. And yes Choice has always been/is/will be important.

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  3. An important choice to make..let's hope wisdom such as yours prevails

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  4. Sadly there is more profit in selling guns than bags of wheat. It is sad too that politicians in the main are representatives of miners, manufacturers and armament suppliers...consumers come last, the natural environment nowhere. Thank heavens for poets and dreamers.

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  5. A very important weapon we forget to unleash. A very timely poem Sherry.

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  6. I love your write Sherry and I think you speak for many of us.
    Sad that our leaders do not share your vision, preferring profit and power.
    Maybe one day they will get it right, seeing that humankind can only profit through peace, see the power of peace.
    Anna :o]

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  7. So, well said and so, true! It is time~

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  8. It's more important than ever, Sherry!

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  9. very well penned 'to till the hearts of men'...plough out the hate in the whole world' let peace grow with new seeds'we have nothing to lose'...great poem and powerful message

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  10. Really looking forward to this day! i.e. peace!

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  11. You write wonderful words with your weapon of pease, Sherry:
    'It is time
    to turn the weapons
    into ploughshares,
    to till the hearts
    of all men'.

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