Sunday, March 10, 2013

Peace


                                                                   Author: Attributed to Robin Gosnall 
Image: Meal Beach, Burra Isles, Shetland
Source: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

A very quiet beach
Devoid of human forms
Early morning mist
Nor other animal movements

Except for the slow lashing
of the lazy waves on the shore
In the distance glistening
As a glass sheet crystal clear

Peaceful as it is!

The same cannot be said
Of what's around the local scene
The crime wave driving us mad
Of profiteers ever so mean

It's no better globally
Power play against the weak
Those not affected take it lightly
'Not in my backyard' we play it meek

Peace clamored for!

The beach is ever so peaceful
Semblance of regulated nature's ways
Not readily offered in a world of plentiful
Where greed and high handedness held sway

Peace so elusive!

Written for Tess' Mag #159

28 comments:

  1. Yes! Peace elusive, where greed and high handedness held sway. Well said, Hank!

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  2. Hello,

    A wonderful write as you were able to weave the natural beauty, with the strife of life..a powerful message..

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    1. Thanks Truedessa! We're not crippled. It can happen if there's enough political will to effect changes!

      Hank

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  3. I "ll take the peace and strive for it any day!

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    1. That's right izzy! We have to give it a winning chance!

      Hank

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  4. smiles...thank goodness for the beach to escape to ....because the waves everywhere else are much more rough...that is for sure....smiles... love the rhythm of the ocean...

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    1. We cannot help but appreciate the serenity of the vast ocean when it's in the mood! Thanks Brian!

      Hank

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  5. you celebrate it beautifully



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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    1. Thanks Cloudia! The least we could do!

      Hank

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  6. Peace is elusive, hard to find !!!

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  7. Love the way you showed the beach as a counter-balance to human activity. We get it so wrong, don't we?

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    1. It's comforting when there is realization. But sadness in not being able to influence it our way! Thanks Anthony!

      Hank

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  8. You handle the contrasts, peace turbulence, with great aplomb, surprising us in the first instance with "what's around the corner". A well made poem full of feeling.

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    1. Yes, around the corner so we thought! But it's been beyond reach all the time! Thanks Dave!

      Hank

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  9. Peace is elusive but oh my how wonderful it is when found :)

    Great poem Hank.

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    1. It's elusive and rarely found. It would have been wonderful otherwise. Thanks Keith!

      Hank

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  10. Just having a place to run too
    With all the crap around us out of view
    Is surely nice indeed
    Watching as the waves take seed

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  11. ...i guess the more we seek for peace... the more it will not come to us... for there is so much wanting & so less of believing & acceptance... great write Hank... enjoyed it... smiles...

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  12. I will take the quiet calm of the beach any day ~ Peace is indeed elusive ~

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  13. waves of the sea contrasted with crime waves - great!
    Too bad that we cannot emulate nature

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  14. So elusive...I need some today...

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  15. You showed so well why we go to the beach...peace and nature!

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  16. This was well done. Made me think of when I sent my kids to Jamaica on their honeymoon and there was crime all around their hotel/private beach.

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  17. We celebrate love and peace and bury greed! Nicely put- thank you.

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  18. A starkly drawn contrast between the peace of the sea and calming waves and that 'other world' of nimbyism and those 'other waves' of crime.

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  19. such great contrasts, well done for pulling us in with beauty and making us think about reality

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