Treasure Island

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

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

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  • 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

  • Leah Ayliffe (8/27/2014 9:12:00 PM)

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

  • 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

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