Are We Brave Enough for Peace?

Palestinians Queue to Go to Work in Israel Checkpoint 300 Photo Credit: Dawn

Checkpoint Queue ~ Photo Credit: Dawn

Everybody’s talking about ~
Occupation! Segregation!
Discrimination! Alienation!
Indignation! Negotiation?
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

Everybody’s talking about ~
Gunpoint! Checkpoint!
My point! Whose point?
What’s the point? No point!
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

Separation Wall Bisects Main Road ~ Bethlehem Photo Credit: Dawn

Access Barred ~ Photo Credit: Dawn

Everybody’s talking about ~
This end! That end!
Which end? What end?
No end? Dead end!
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

Everybody’s talking about ~
Demolition! Ammunition!
Imposition? Humiliation!
Contrition? Apparition!
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

Home Demolition ~  Photo Credit: Dawn

Home Demolition ~ Photo Credit: Dawn

Everybody’s talking about ~
Displace! Replace!
Whose face? What’s the case?
My race! No grace!
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

Everybody’s talking about ~
Eviction! Restriction!
Whose position? Superstition!
Conviction? Perdition!
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

Soldier at Gaza Demonstration Photo Credit: Dawn

Might Not Right ~ Photo Credit: Dawn

Everybody’s talking about ~
Green line! What line?
My line! Border line!
Get in line! Hopeless time?
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

Everybody’s talking about ~
Left or right? No rights!
Whose rights? What’s right?
Not might! Human rights!
“All We Are Saying Is
Give Peace a Chance…”

A Light in the Dark Photo Credit: Dawn “All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance…”
“All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance…”
(Inspired by John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance,” 1969)

~ Are We Brave Enough for Peace? ~

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3 Responses to Are We Brave Enough for Peace?

  1. pugmother says:

    Thank you, Dawn. It does take courage to give peace a chance… I wonder who will take the first step?

  2. Rosemarie says:

    Powerful poem, Dawn, perhaps penned as the circle danced, and we blew out a candle for you.

  3. Lori says:

    I appreciate that your question is “are we brave enough for peace?” and not “are they brave enough…” I hear the challenge to me to figure out where I am in all this, knowing that conflict never exists in a vacuum.

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