Monthly Archives: May 2022

The Trouble with Peace

Thinking vigilant

On thousands of days

Even when there is mostly peace

In sight

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Surrounding us

Fences to protect us

or them

If we had an understanding

We wouldn’t be

Glaring at the possibility

Of trouble

Like a turn in the road

And oncoming traffic

Or a distant train harmlessly passing

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The world seems so volatile

In thousands of ways

Even when there is mostly peace

In sight

Right here

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Surrounding us

People to protect us

or them

If we had an understanding

We wouldn’t be

Staring at the possibility

Of trouble

Like a well-written code

And oncoming traffic

Or an unbreakable chain

Forever lasting

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The road to the future

Has two sides

And it’s fine

So long as we get there

and

Don’t cross the line

If we can make our turn safely

Or go on straight through

We don’t need to always worry

Or have a negative view

We work hard to beat the odds

and

Don’t sweat the small stuff 

Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

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In thousands of days

In thousands of ways

Peace is in sight

Within reach, so hold tight

Surrounding us

Confidence protects us

There is no ‘them’

if we have an understanding

We won’t be

Carrying the possibility

Of trouble

Like the heaviest load

And oncoming traffic

That is empty again

And thinking of crashing

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Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

There’s way too much conflict

We do need to be tough

But we need more compassion

And consideration

Not fierce disregard

No lack of attention

That comes down too hard

No drawing of lines

Unexplained

that confuse

We need a better understanding

Sharing more of our views

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The path to the future

May show or hide

And it’s fine

So long as we get there

And share our fair time

If we live and learn when fate leads

And enjoy some times too

We don’t need to always worry

Or have a negative view

We work hard to beat the odds

Stick together when life gets tough 

Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

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Our Quotient (Kind Urges)

There’s no holding back

These feelings inside

It’s never easy to wait

And for more seconds hide

With joy to anticipate

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True love always splurges

Every ounce we carry purges

Then the growing hollow soul

Fills again

Overflows and merges

As oceans make us whole

Love’s wave reflects and surges

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There’s no keeping track

Of all of our mind

It’s never easy to rate

Every moment in time

With care we hesitate

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Society converges

A new shared-view emerges

Then the flowing shallow soul

Is found again

Quickly grows and burgeons

As the sky makes us whole

Love’s rain fills us with kind urges

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Kind urges are smashing

No matter how dashing

They can turn out beautiful

Or end up crashing

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Depends on the view

Of society and you

Thunder rolling

And lightening flashing

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Open skies and rolling oceans

We should hide less emotions

Cause no problems

That’s the notion

With true love and soul devotion

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Don’t give people flack

For trying to be kind

It’s never okay to hate

Let calm open your mind

And with patience elevate

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In true love

Only kindness urges

And every move we make emerges

Then the knowing fellow-soul

Connects again

Starts to show in surges

And the Earth becomes more whole

Love’s ground awakens new kind urges

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Kind urges are smashing

No matter how dashing

They can turn out beautiful

Or end up crashing

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Depends on the view

Of society and you

Mountains rolling

And seasons flashing by

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Open minds and rolling notions

We should dig more emotions

Cause no problems

Good life our quotient

With true love and soul devotion

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Flying Colours

It’s not that what you’re doing is wrong

Because who’s to say anyway?

But in order for us to get along

We must work things out either way

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Fight for more causes

You are truly blessed

Cut all your losses

And clash with the rest

When caring for life

Do no harm

Do our best

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This is all just a test

Let’s pass with flying colours

At least more or less

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It’s not that what you’re doing is wrong

Because you’re in charge for the day

But in order for us to get along

We must work things out with what we say

*

Fight for more causes

You are truly blessed

Cut all your losses

And clash with the rest

When caring for life

Do no harm

Do our best

*

This is all just a test

Let’s pass with flying colours

So we don’t have to guess

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This is all just a test

Sure it is

Do or die

We get another chance

If we work hard to get by

Sharing good intentions

Comes around in eternity

A thought we should learn and see

When we make mistakes

And keep our heart strong

Give love all it takes

Share visions and words

That less people can find wrong

Pass with flying colours

For us to get along

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There may always be something wrong

But who’s to say anyway?

Now in order for us to get along

We must work things out the best way

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Fight for shared causes

Consider who is blessed

Cut all our losses

And clash for the rest

When caring for life

Do no harm

Do our best

*

This is all just a test

Let’s pass with flying colours

Live for more

Be wrong less

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This is all just a test

We don’t need to ask why

Make and follow good plans

And work so hard to get by

Sharing good intentions

Comes around in eternity

A thought we should learn and see

Each chance we take

To keep our heart strong

Gives love all it takes

Pure vision and words

That people will never find wrong

Pass with flying colours

For us to get along

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A Mission

Building blocks for the future

Plans piled up from the past

Optimism forged in brighter days

Soul-fire not forgotten fast

Passion for life and the living

We all should learn to share

Some people aren’t so forgiving

Let’s work hard to make them aware

It takes just one kind thought to make a difference

One crucial moment to care

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Say what you want

And think the same

Every thought carries a lot

As they grow and remain

Thoughts can be shared

And lead to many actions

Thoughts can make people well

As we conceive every last one

Realize that a better future

has a lot to do with

our decisions

Like bricks that we build with

Kindness a mission

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