Dec 15: In the name of peace…


A people free to choose will always choose peace. – Ronald Reagan

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. – Isaiah 26:3

In the name of peace… there is war.
Countries fight for freedom.
Wars to protect religious beliefs.
All in the name of peace.

On my day off, I don’t read the newspaper.
I try to take a break from morbid news.
It overwhelms me what happens in the name of peace.
My mind already tells me nothing can be done.

A friend told me I have a negative attitude.
That I cannot see that the glass is half full.
I agree with my friend, I see the glass half empty.
I cannot visualize a world without war.

This conflict like a tug-of-war.
Atrocities done in the name of peace.
A country at war has lost its humanity.
Hunger and persecution a reason to fight.

I don’t have the courage to stand up and shout,
In the name of peace… hug your neighbour.
Or give a helping hand to another in need.
In the name of peace… my voice is silent.

Please continue to share with friends, for the World needs our prayers.
Peace be with you. Amen.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

5 thoughts on “Dec 15: In the name of peace…”

  1. I can relate to the despair and sometimes I too can’t see peace in our future. It’s almost as if we are intent on our own annihilation. On the other hand, I just can’t stand aside. Kindness and love make a difference, and as long as I can change one life for the better, I’m countering the insanity of war. We need more sane people on the side of love.


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