21 September 2013

Portrait of Peace (3)

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Peace Pilgrim in Hawaii - 1980


Fill us up and spill over, Peace.
Let us know you with all our senses.

Attract us, Peace, move us to wake, 
rest and broadcast you daily:   
Peace has broken out of the sanctuary!
Peace is in Paris, Jerusalem, Baghdad and here!
Peace is arriving everywhere.
Let us spill into the streets
and be it.




55 words for Peace Now. The Peace Pilgrim was Mildred Norman Ryder who died in 1981 after aver 25 years of walking back and forth across the US of A for Peace.  Read about her at the link above and at http://www.peacepilgrim.org/.  This is the third poem in the "Portrait of Peace" five-poem series. Posted at 

Poetry Pantry #169 at Poets United.



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17 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Wouldn't that be nice!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i like peace that breaks out of the sanctuary...and i def like the thought of peace pilgrims walking around out there...

Grace said...

I love the idea of peace pilgrim & messenger Susan ~ Let peace arrive and spill everywhere ~

G-Man said...

Susan...
What a wonderfully positive poem you've written
I only wish it were true!
Loved your peace walk 55
Thanks for playing, please visit a bit earlier next time so more folks will read your fine work.
Have a Kick Ass Week...G

Susan said...

Ok, will do.

Mary said...

Oh, yes, let Peace spill out everywhere, Susan!!

Vandana Sharma said...

:) how nice it will be if the whole world thinks like this.

Susan said...

Yes! Thanks for commenting, Laurie.

Susan said...

Me, too. There is still an organization, but I haven't seen any Pilgrims in the media lately.

Susan said...

Amen.

Susan said...

Thank you, Mary.

Susan said...

Not if, when!

Sumana Roy said...

love the strong positive note.........let us all 'be it'..........thanks for the wonderful post.

ruth said...

oh yes, let's! - brilliant!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

How cool to find the Peace Pilgrim in here. I have her book - years back, in the 80's one could request a box of her books to distribute and the organization would send them for free - I handed out a case of them.............she often slept in the ditch covered by leaves and newspaper. We need some peace pilgrims marching now - everywhere.

Myrna R. said...

Usually, when people write about peace, they write about a wish. Instead, you write about it being here now. That's wonderful. I will keep this thought with me. What could be more positive? I'm glad for peace pilgrims.

Anonymous said...

we can hope...