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The Giver of Peace

Updated on November 14, 2013
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The Giver of Peace

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


What brings the giver of peace,

if not the decimation of war,

at roads end, suffering complete,

when we can see the contrast of paradigms,

the pointlessness of purpose,

and after all is lost, absolution,

for having welcomed a peaceful outcome.


How trivial our human considerations,

when it takes so much sacrifice

to arrive at common sense,

when all wants pale into insignificance,

after so much pain and death,

and then and only then,

do we realise the cost of greed, belief and arrogance.


The giver of peace is our conscience,

whether costing us everything,

or simply making a choice,

and we in our infancy still choose contention,

to find superiority in antiquated, twisted ideals,

rather than the acceptance of one another,

belief in ourselves, in humanity.


Peace is no right, but needs to be earned,

not from war, not from differences in belief,

but in respect for life,

and the will to allow life to ensue without oppression,

without the judgement of one over another,

then peace will reign,

and our conscience clean.


Living a peaceful life requires a peaceful mind, an acceptance of all living things to be as they are, in all their diversity and glory.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated whonu, glad you liked it.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Anil. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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      whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

      Fine words and well received, my friend. whonu

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      ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 3 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

      Once again a nice poem, tony-delorger, Thanks for sharing it.

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