Poem to Pray for Peace in Sochi - the Winter Olympics 2014

What's in store for he Sochi 2014 Olympics?
What's in store for he Sochi 2014 Olympics? | Source

Unrest--and Terrorism?--in Russia

Everyone has heard of the political unrest in Russia and the potential threats to the safety regarding the Winter Olympics of 2014. Some are even remembering the 1972 Olympics in Munich where Israeli athletes were held hostage. Terrorism is a real threat, but we can all pray and hope for the best.


Why was Sochi even chosen as the site for the Olympics?

Sochi was chosen about seven years ago. Why hasn't the location been changed as danger there presents itself? I don't claim to know, but I only offer up prayers that peace and safety will prevail. And I offer this poem as a prayer.


Opening Ceremony Simulation

Sochi Haiku

Four years in coming--

Don’t disappoint us, Sochi.

Peace in and peace out.


A Simple Hope for the Winter Olympics

Yes, it's simple. But it's real. I'm hoping and praying for the best. And for peace. We could all do with some good news. Maybe the 2014 Winter Olympics will give us just that.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Awesome hub and prayer dear Victoria! You're the best. I will pray too in one accord with you.

Up and more and sharing (well I cannot pin as my account has been compromised)

Hugs and blessings,

Faith Reaper


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I think you pray for all of us, Vicki! I love the spirit of the Olympics and it would be horrible if they were ruined by terrorists.....sigh....such is life in this crazy world.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I liked your Haiku and the sentiments behind it. I have wondered the same thing regarding the selection of the city. Location, location, location.


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janetwrites 2 years ago from Georgia country

A beautiful Haiku. I also have concerns about the selection of the location. So I will also pray for peace.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

So beautiful and voted up here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I know, Bill. Crazy stuff. The Olympics are a wonderful time when they are peaceful.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

FlourishAnyway--I'm with you. It's curious. Glad you liked the Haiku :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks janetwrites. I'm with you. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Eddy! Right back at ya!


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randomcreative 2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is great, Vicki! So appropriate, moving, and timely. Thanks for sharing!


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

Well done Victoria and well said. I too am praying for safety. We live in such a scary world and it would seem Russia is very scary right now!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Yes, so well said. I realize that politics is always a big issue in the Olympics, we need to forget and center our attention on the athletes and the power their performances have on the world. Jamie


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Rose. Much appreciated!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, it is scary, tillsontitan. I pray that all goes well.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, Jamie, it can be such a beautiful time. I hope that nobody spoils it!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

We are enjoying the Olympics each night and are so thankful for the safety thus far. It is a shame that terrorists threaten to make statements via these venues. Yes, we will pray that God keeps them all safe.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

teaches--So far, so good, huh? Thanks for your input, your prayers, too. :-)


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

Wonderful poem! I´ll pray with you that everything will be in peace. God bless us all;-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks for joining in, Thelma! I second your sentiments. :-)


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A beautifully written poem for this great event


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

You have such a beautiful heart Victoria. Your prayer is so meaningful and written as only you can do. I will pray for peace during the Olympics.

Thank you ~ Audrey


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Love this Vicky!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, DDE!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, thanks, Audrey (vocalcoach). I appreciate the compliments and the prayers! So much! You're such a doll. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Audrey! Glad you like it!

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