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

Updated on February 08, 2015
What's in store for he Sochi 2014 Olympics?
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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 3 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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      Bill Holland 3 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 3 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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      Janet Giessl 3 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 3 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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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Eddy! Right back at ya!

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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      Mary Craig 3 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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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 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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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Rose. Much appreciated!

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Dianna Mendez 3 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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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Thelma Alberts 3 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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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautifully written poem for this great event

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      Audrey Hunt 3 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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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Love this Vicky!

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, DDE!

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Audrey! Glad you like it!

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