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Friday, December 21, 2012

Musical prompt: Bing, Bowie, peace

Marian's musical prompt this weekend at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads features a beautiful duet with Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing about that elusive dream, that illusive thought: Peace on Earth.

I can only respond to the prompt in the simplest of words and phrases, so that my words might reach out across all boundaries, to reach all peoples.

Public domain image, cropped



will there be
can there be
peace for you
peace for me?
will we see
an end to war
when poverty
will kill no more?

photos of starving children
should end gluttony

photos of happy children
should make us all smile

will there be
can there be
happiness
harmony?
will we see
an end to hate?
equality
not bigotry?


Kay L. Davies, 2012

14 comments:

Marian said...

i love this, Kay. i just do. and i'm thankful for having read it just at this moment. thank you very much.
love to you this holiday season. xo

Grace said...

We can dream of peace and maybe in our own way, light a candle for others ~

Wishing you and your family Blessed Christmas and peaceful holiday ~

aprille said...

Optimism can wear a bit thin at times, can't it?
We know there 'can', and there 'should', but are no longer that hopeful of there 'will' be.
Nicely threaded syntax to express your wish.

Hannah said...

Such heavy, important statements and questions, Kay.

How befitting the spiral of ribbon is for your words.

Beautiful post. :)

Susan said...

Simple, direct, my answer is YES!

Mara said...

Beautifully written Kay!

kaykuala said...

It's an ever searching question, Kay! Long sought for answers but not given to serious thoughts of political will. As long as nations vie for power political and economics it'll be that long peace shies away! Nicely!

Hank

Tammy said...

If only. Beautiful poem, Kay, and happy holidays to you!

Linnea Linneaus said...

Merry, merry, merry Christmas from the guinea pigs and me:))))))))

Kim Nelson said...

Questions posed earnestly, honestly. Answers? Yes! Of course! They start within me. They start within you. And they glow and they grow, change the world. We are powerful!

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/12/22/my-peace-i-give-unto-you/

Susie Clevenger said...

We can hope..we must hope. A beautiful poem. Merry Christmas and may your new year be full of blessings.

Emma Major said...

it'ssosad, sotrue and so needs changing. happyChristmas, peace to you

Kay said...

This is so beautiful and poignant, Kay. It should be put into a holiday card to remind everybody what we should be striving for.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That is one of my favourite duets.