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a gale force wind is howling
down my chimney it blows
while here, in my lap, asleep is my cat
her peacefulness within me grows....

so serene....a peaceful energetic flow...
until her brother appears, creeping low..
I can see he's feeling cheeky
and suddenly peace is but a memory

he pounces quick and she jumps ship
scratching my legs as she goes
the pain is sharp but, more, my heart
is thumping as blood starts to show

so, once again, my sense of peace
has so quickly come to cease
reminding me it can too often be
just temporary....

so the trick is to find
a peaceful mind
no matter the pain
or if someone's unkind

the goal is to stay
in a peaceful way
through all the chaos
of our lives today

the search is to see
peace internally
and slowly....or quickly...
peace will be felt externally...


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~ Calling For Peace ~
Posted: 2/26/2010 5:21:57 AM

shared with each other
awakening peacefulness
flowing heart to heart

Haiku Connection....
Posted: 2/24/2010 3:05:30 AM
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Posted: 5/26/2010 4:21:44 AM
I have been singing this song for the last two won't leave my psyche,
so thought to bring it here....with an intro....

"From a Distance" by Julie Gold

Recorded by Bette Midler in 1990, the "anthem of the Gulf War" won the Grammy Award in 1991 as Song of the Year for 1990.
It was first written in 1985 by Julie Gold who said: "I grew up in the sixties and I have vivid memories of all that was happening then:
the Vietnam War, the Civil rights Movement, the Women's Movement, the Space Program, the Beatles.
When I recall those memories, I recall the songs that were popular at the time, and it's as if those songs actually orchestrated those events.
All my memories come with a soundtrack. I wrote From a Distance in 1985. It was the culmination and outpouring of all my vivid memories and experiences.
I am honored to receive all the loving responses it has elicited over the year, and I hope I am managing that love in a responsible way.
It thrills me to think that a little song I wrote in a one-room apartment right before my thritieth birthday has brought so much joy
to children of all ages all around the world.
Maybe someday we will all live in a world that has no guns, no bombs and no diseases--that's my hope of hopes."
(Julie Gold quoted in The Book) Julie Gold received a Minute Man Award in 1991 from the United States Army for inspiring the troops during the Gulf War;
a citation from the Governor of Pennsylvania; and an award from BMI, certifying her song has been played on the radio over two million times.

'From a distance the world looks blue and green,
And the snow-capped mountains white
From a distance the ocean meets the stream,
And the eagle takes to flight
From a distance, there is harmony,
And it echoes through the land
It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace,
It's the voice of every man
From a distance we all have enough,
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease,
No hungry mouths to feed
From a distance we are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace
They're the songs of every man
God is watching us, God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance
From a distance you look like my friend,
Even though we are at war
From a distance I just cannot comprehend
what all this fighting is for
From a distance there is harmony,
And it echoes through the land
And it's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves,
it's the heart of every man
It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves
This is the song of every man
And God is watching us, God is watching us,
God is watching us from a distance
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching
God is watching us from a distance'
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Posted: 2/13/2012 5:36:38 AM
bringing here a post i wrote the other day, adding one more verse....
reminded me of this thread long forgotten, yet the subject is still current....
perhaps we CAN make a difference....

will we have another year
this planet's in such crisis
we can feel a rise in fear
where's our light of isis

if we created all that's here
from birth to death's grey ashes
while we stay lost in war and beer
world keeps turning on her axis

peace is not just a wishful word
it's needed for survival
we're dying off fighting negative thought
so let's create a peace revival

or choose to stay in denial :(
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Posted: 3/29/2012 7:29:46 AM
I'm new to the forum and just want you to know that your poem is very touching..
We are one in the spirit..we are one in our Universal Lord and I pray that our unity will one day be restored..weare_allone, when will we ever takes time for any greatness to be realized..
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Posted: 3/29/2012 1:58:19 PM
hi peacefullion, thank you and welcome! all are welcome to write here....

been letting peace settle
in my being
been letting peace settle
from my being
helping me
to be
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Posted: 4/16/2012 2:15:56 PM
echoes of my mind.....

why oh why
did it take 'til now
to see
i all too easily
would take out my sword
and slice through you

why oh why
did it take 'til now
to see
i all too easily
would take in my sword
and slice through

thinking i was free
knowing it caused
knowing it was

needing to prove me right
and you wrong

taught from very young
an argument must be won
or at least fight
as if one's life
depended on it

how wrong could i be

i have come to see
i could never be free
never live peacefully
as long as my sword
was still getting
still wielding it with all my might
still needing to be right
while all along being wrong
and justifying it
so easily

take each thought
and question it
see if it's really true
turn it around if i find
it's still trying to convince me
i must be right

right, wrong
judging all along
as if that is the way
to peace

release the hold
of the ego
telling me
don't let go
stay in judgement
it's alright really
the part of me
that would usually
fight to be right

i finally see
if i really want
to be
peace fully
if i want to live
then question
my thoughts
that strike out painfully
that cut through me
silently screaming
to be free
silently crying
love me
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:33:02 AM
more meanderings...

i have come to see
whatever i thought
you could give me
could only be
when i could hear me
calling from me for me
to love me

for are we not really
our own best friend?
always in our company
sometimes losing harmony
with each re-discovery
understanding more deeply
who we really be
how we really see
and who we love
most deeply

is it not part of all therapy
you can't love others 'til you love yourself
and part of all religions and spirituality
treat others as you would yourself...
maybe we are meant to take this literally
and turn it around to see
it's me that needs to love me
me that's here for me
me who's eyes i see
from within
often with compassion
sometimes hurt reaction
which always comes back to me
hurting me

if i could be my own best friend
if i could be the most loving company
with me
then maybe i could be
with you

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Posted: 10/27/2012 5:49:52 PM
been a while since finding my way here
yet tonight, in this moment, sitting quietly near
thought to open this thread
see what's already been said
see where my head was at
not so long ago....

questioning my thoughts
questioning the quest
wondering was it another test
knowing it went too far
lost perspective, opened a scar
opened it wide for a sort of strange guy
so tonight in the dim light, gotta ask why....

'twas three weeks minus a day
seemed we had so much to say
seemed there was a true connection
seemed there was a recognition
seemed whatever challenge that came our way
seemed no matter what we'd keep it gay (no, not that way)...

three weeks minus a day
seemed so close, now far away
felt my spirit fill with curiosity
felt a strange sort of luminosity
felt high and a strong surge of energy
sparked a flash of such intensity....

found my center going out of whack
should have known there'd come an attack
started to question all that had been
realized it was doomed, but couldn't give in
wouldn't let up for some unknown reason
lost the key to the peaceful kingdom....

so here i sit on my little ship
sailing back to the haven of me
and next time i go wandering
must do it much more carefully....

must never forget it's my life i beget
that i hold the key to my happiness
must never forget nothing is separate
but beware when i'm losing my peacefulness
and must remember when i have too much to say
it's probably a sign i'm losing my mind
and not in a very good way....
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Posted: 10/28/2012 4:41:56 AM
when egos collide
not much can survive
except perpetuating the lie
for the ego will strive to stay alive
to stop the essential other side
from blossoming
from connecting
from illuminating
from enlightening.....

we all have all sides
sometimes hiding behind lies
and when facing a symbolic gun
it's the ego who feels it has won
using imaginary ammunition
when it feels threatened
and especially when
it sees the other side

for where there is love
anger and fear will disappear
but ego can't live without despair
or pretending it's the only soul here
the only one who has some wisdom
in this infinite web of timeless continuum....

so it becomes quite a puzzling conundrum
to know what is the real origin
of our thoughts and feelings
for sometimes the ego flies low
under the radar it's determined to go
desperate to sneak in and begin
its destruction....

but it's all illusion
causing great confusion
the 'mind-made me' is a casualty
pretending to be real when it's imaginary
sneaking in and blowing the deal
much too easily becoming angry
saying things that always shock
hard to control, unable to stop...

determined to be right it must feel
doesn't care if it blows the deal
desperately trying to be real
in a world where the light is bright
where love and joy is our true plight
where everyone wants to give up the fight
and not be ruled by fight or flight
for within us all is a shining light
that is eternal....

so fighting really is futile
and despite how it appears
who we fight with is our own fears
since we're all mirrors everywhere
all reflections of the one
where separation is the illusion
again causing such confusion
sometimes just refusing
to believe it's not real....

love is the real deal
the light that turns the wheel
the waves upon the ocean
flowing in gentle motion
sometimes strong creating a storm
allowing for fluctuations
that sometimes appear
always when a lesson is near....

a re-minder of what we're doing here
to recognize the illusion of fear
and let love be in all we see
let love do what it is meant to
for we are love, it flows in our blood
it's what we feel when we watch a dove
bring peace with its flight
re-membering no need to fight
even in the darkening light
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Posted: 10/28/2012 8:37:00 AM
bringing one here i wrote last year on the food for thought thread....

"how to relax dynamically"
sounds a bit like an anomaly, actually....

but, really, I do relax dynamically....
when I'm dancing and drumming joyfully
or when I'm singing in my car
letting the sound carry far
or when I'm walking in the snow
feeling ice crunching below
or when I'm standing in the rain
letting the water ease my pain....

even when I lie in the sun
there's a dynamic interaction
between the elements and me
like waves of strength from eternity
feeling the warmth enter my skin
melting my heart and raise my compassion
feeling the earth support from beneath
a mother to all who carries our grief....

it's in these moments I'm at peace
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