Look To the Western Sky

A blog about single life as a parent & the dreams of a writer by Margo L. Dill

Peace Begins With Me

The craziness of people fighting on social media the past week has started to die down somewhat, although I will admit more and more news from Washington concerns me. But this is not a political blog, and I don’t want it to turn into one. What I wanted to share today was a poem I wrote several years ago for kids after the horrific 9/11 attacks. One of my friends mentioned it on my Facebook page, and I had actually forgotten all about it. But I found it, and here it is:

START SMALL

Peace begins with me?

Violence is everywhere,
I see it on TV:

Countries fight
Soldiers die
Bombs explode
Gas stings
Airplanes crash
Buildings crumble
Bones break

“What can I do?”
Too small, just one

I remember you,
My best friend until:

Girls fight
Friendship dies
Tears explode
Words sting
Heads crash
Feelings crumble
Hearts break

“I’m sorry, forgive me.”
A nod, a smile

Peace begins with me.

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3 Comments

  1. Very touching poem, Margo. It’s a lesson we all need to learn.

  2. Lovely poem, Margo. So very meaningful and true. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. luvboxerdogs

    November 25, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks, ladies, for stopping by. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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