International Day of Peace

21 Sep

Our friend Paul, the Peace Pilgrim, who is walking from Rome to Jerusalem has arrived in Macedonia. You can follow his journey and leave your own message of peace by following this link.

A Door to Peace by Joseph T Renaldi

The door to world peace is open.
All nations are invited to come in.
A welcome mat is available for every one,
And rogue nations may enter again.

The door to world peace is open
And no nation is turned away,
But if few decide not to enter the fold,
Peace will be shortlived in every way.

Peace keepers fill our hearts with hope,
And attempt to dry our heavy tears,
And open hearts for sound relationships
That will last for many delightful years.

A nation that is closed to others
Grows harder than concrete or stone,
And the people who reside there
Are destined to be isolated and alone.

If you slam the door on some nations,
Peace initiatives will continue to cease,
But if all nations are willing to compromise,
What a difference it can make to seek peace?

Skeptical nations will always wonder
How world peace might have been
When the door was open for them to enter,
But they failed to come in.


Posted by on September 21, 2015 in Peace, poetry, Postaday 2015, Uncategorized


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6 responses to “International Day of Peace

  1. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    September 25, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Our world is so complex and the issues are so encumbered by layer after layer of historical issues.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

      I agree Charlie and it leaves me feeling so impotent.

  2. calvin

    September 22, 2015 at 1:45 am

    I posted again. Thank you for the prodding.

    Hope all is well with you, yours and livewires.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      Didn’t realise that I had prodded! All is well with me and mine, thank you. I am more mobile by the day and will be singing and dancing again in no time! All the best to you in your time of sorrow. Been thinking about you and sending hugs through the ether. 🙂

  3. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    September 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    We saw a peace monument last week at Gettysburg. 🙂 If only everyone wanted peace as much as most of us do. 🙂


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