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7 November 2016

There Will Be Peace by David Roberts

 

As Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday approaches, I thought it would be good to do a blog post about one of my favourite poems.  This is a poem by David Roberts called, "There Will Be Peace".  The words are so pertinent in relation to all the conflict around the world today.  If only world leaders, people in positions of authority and we as individuals could take note of its powerful message and apply it to our daily life.


THERE WILL BE PEACE

There will be peace:
when attitudes change;
when self-interest is seen as part of common interest;
when old wrongs, old scores, old mistakes
are deleted from the account;
when the aim becomes co-operation and mutual benefit rather than
revenge or seizing maximum personal or group gain;
when justice and equality before the law become the basis of 
government;
when basic freedoms exist;
when leaders - political, religious, educational - and the police and
media wholeheartedly embrace the concepts of justice,
equality, freedom, tolerance, and reconciliation as a basis for
renewal;
when parents teach their children new ways to think about people.
There will be peace:
when enemies become fellow human beings.
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