War Torn #Peaceonearth #poetry


 

I held a Sudanese hand

it fit so small in mine

I caught a ragged smile

I wished I had more time

We sang a song of praise

they dance with all their might

their mamas and their papas

they lost them in war’s night

fortitude and strength

the littlest they stand

hope, faith, love

we grasp another’s hand

*****

 

smiles radiate

reach our hands to the sun

Peace on Earth

 

 

One of the villages we have worked in has built homes and adopted So. Sudanese orphans. Love is being poured into hearts and the children are doing so well.   We would love to see peace in So. Sudan so that families are not displaced and children are not orphaned.

 

Poets United has a wonderful community and this midweek prompt is Peace on Earth

 

 

 

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. It’s heart breaking to learn that these children have lost their parents in “war’s night”.. I can’t even imagine the pain 😥 let alone the rage and confusion which they must feel at such a tender age. Poignant write, Leslie ❤

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  2. Leslie, so lovely to see your link and read your post. A few times, i have seen a travelling choir of children from Uganda, and what struck my heart the most was their joy and energy, even with all of the losses they have suffered. You are doing such good work there!

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  3. Amazingly gentle poem given the depth of what it reveals the children lost in “war’s night”! Taking one hand after another, this narrator brings peace to some and finds peace in the process.

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  4. So lovely to see you Leslie. Love the courage a little tender heart has and the love the caring heart feels for such souls. This is Peace. May peace prevail everywhere in this war-torn world.

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  5. I am glad that this haven of peace exists for these children who have already suffered so much. May they have an abundance of happiness in their new homes.

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