Learn More

Sandra Feldman


A Mission for Peace


Today I did not write,
What I think should be right,
Do I have a right to counsel?
To teach, to try to reach,
For the Light of the stars?
To preach, love and understanding,
Thru Peace, not Violence?
I think I do,
We must always be true,
To our best convictions,
The liberty of heart and mind,
Should have no restrictions.

When will Life earn,
The respect it deserves?
Will it be when no human creatures,
Are left on this tortured Earth?

Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Topic of this poem: peace


Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poem for Khairul Ahsan, respected poet and friend who inspired these thoughts.

Comments about this poem (A Mission for Peace by Sandra Feldman )

Enter the verification code :

  • Bronze Star - 5,293 Points Daniel Brick (9/1/2014 7:02:00 PM)

    I agree with this endorsement of freedom and the great things people can accomplish when they are. But there is an undercurrent of sadness running beneath the words, perhaps because of frequent setbacks, perhaps because the mission for peace is such a huge task. You're right to let your doubts show because those who would disrupt missions of peace have to realize you are vigilant! This poem contains truth about freedom but also honesty about the realities of the world. Truth and Honesty - we need both out in the open. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,001 Points Leah Ayliffe (8/27/2014 9:12:00 PM)

    What an insightful poem. These are questions I often ask myself. Wonderfully written! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,909 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/26/2014 2:39:00 AM)

    A poem of peace!
    'We must always be true,
    To our best convictions,
    The liberty of heart and mind,
    Should have no restrictions.' - Truly, a poem of freedom too!
    Thanks for this great honor! I am deeply touched. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Television, Roald Dahl
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Hymn To Joy, Friedrich Schiller
  10. Design, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]