Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cafe Writing - Peace

January Cafe Writing Option Three Poetry

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs.
~William Arthur Ward


Using the quotation above as your inspiration, write a poem (any form is fine) about praying for peace, planting trees, or singing joyful songs.


PEACE

I pray for peace as I lie in bed
Wondering what the future will bring
But after all is done and said
Will there be a joyful song to sing

I pray for peace as I work in the garden
As I plant new trees here and there
But the soil is unhealthy and sodden
And a foul wind is blowing in the air

I pray for peace as I rock my grandbaby
This helpless, tiny soul
Will he grow up, will he grow old, or maybe
Salvation will be his role

1 comment:

alotus-poetry said...

What a lovely ending. You captured the sense of peace well. I enjoyed this. :)