Savvy Raj

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Building peace


My recent poem ‘The Middle Path of Peace‘ evoked many responses. The following verses are my musings to a comment … Especially the one by a reader on the necessity of war.

I propose here a moment in peace

Through the following verses…

Hate is never meaningful, love is

War is never meaningful, peace is.

To confuse war to be the answer for peace

Is the greatest fallacy of mankind

For the war never truly ends once begun

It sprouts the seeds of hate before it is over.

Yes, wars are fought

When equality and freedom are forfeited

As a privilege of a few,

When oppression and chaos reign,

When pushed beyond resilience,

When backing down is not an option,

For it is, then, a matter of self-preservation and survival.

To confuse victory in war

Is the mark of inexperience.

No one returns from war unscathed.

Casualties are a heavy price to pay,

Let alone the truth of anguish and scars.

Wars are never the answer.

Pain and hurt leave vengeance behind

And revenge brews in spurts

To strike someday.

The heart of man is like a sponge,

Ready to absorb that which flows.

Allow the light of love to flow in;

Let thoughts of peace seep in

Through every vein.

For love heals the hurt and pain

And empathy helps move beyond revenge.

Make art of life and living

For war is just a never-ending tragedy.

Wars are fought for business, sadly.

There are no ethics to war.

To fight is not bravery.

True bravery is in finding a way

To avert the war and build peace.


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Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

16 thoughts on “Building peace

  1. Building peace is the foundation of the lovely beautiful mind and soul. Cheers. ✨🌿🌷💚

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  2. May u keep on spreading beauty and peace with your words👍🏻

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  3. Beautiful! Blessedness and peace it is – my prayer for all of us and our Mother Earth – now and always! Thank you Savvy! 🙂

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  4. Lovely words, thank you for sharing… 🙂

    “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix

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  5. I would like to tell you of a friend that believes in finding a way. Check out her Facebook page. She is also on Twitter.

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