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Comment by Paula on June 20, 2010 at 8:28pm
"I do not love you as if you were salt-rose , or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
...I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep."

Pablo Neruda ❣
Comment by narinder bhandari on June 20, 2010 at 1:27am
BLISS





From the bliss of immaculate Knowing,

I fall into the deep abyss of Ignorance,

The Ignorance of the Not – Known.



One moment,

Joy dances at the thought of the Known,

Only to end in Fear,

Fear of the Not – Known !



“ Is this my destiny, is this to be my life ?” I asked my Beloved



“ Depends on you, my dear ,” He replied,

“ For, You are the Joy of joys, Conciousness illumining both,

Joy and fear are your play,

And, beyond both are you,

The Enjoyer,

The Witness,

Pure Bliss.



Know this , and be Free of Both

Free to Love, and free to Be

Bliss divine that embraces sorrow, fear and anguish lovingly ”



AUM



narinder bhandari
Comment by David Gould on June 19, 2010 at 11:11pm
I Have Found

As a Peacemaker I struggle with the concepts
of what it is we do, what it is we represent
and how we go about our business.
But I have found some things are set in stone,

I have found the end does not justify the means
the means must always be compatible with the end.
If we want peace we must seek peaceful ways to it.
There is no room within my heart for revenge, fire or hate.

I have found that I do not permit others to commit violence on my behalf,
I am indeed prepared to die for others and for the cause of peace
but I will never ever find a cause for which I can kill.

I have found love in places they said there was none
because I went offering only friendship and myself,
and I have found rejection in the very places I expected love,
among those that said they stood for love but didn't.

I have found comfort from strangers that I didn't know,
who are moved by simple acts of forgiveness and love
when they might have expected an anger I never showed
for deeds done by those blinded by their own anger.

I have found a world ready for our message of Peace
hungry for human compassion, respect and caring;
a world ready for the change that is coming with us
and all because we refuse to hate those that hate us.

David © 31st October 2008
Comment by David Gould on June 19, 2010 at 11:09pm
Be The Change

Dear Mr Gandhi, did you really say
that we have to become the change
that we want within the world?

Dear Mr Gandhi, your saying is so hard.
Can I really do it, this monumental thing:
and change the entire world?

Dear Mr Gandhi, what is it you ask;
for me to leave my comfort behind
and walk the dry dusty roads?

Dear Mr Gandhi, do you really mean,
my insignificant voice can be heard
and force the world to change?

Dear Mr Gandhi, I wish I had courage,
for then this task that lies ahead,
wouldn’t frighten me so.

Then Dear Mr Gandhi turned and smiled,
“Is this little task so hard…
You won’t be alone.”

By David Gould © 3rd September 2008
Comment by David Gould on June 19, 2010 at 11:08pm
Peace for Sale?

I get so much spam these days
peace is for sale wrapped up
buy this book, buy this candle.
Instant peace is for sale on the net
just your money and you can have
peace like you never dreamed.
But it dissolves like your account
when we wake and find that
Real Peace was there within us
waiting all the time.

David © 30th July 2009
Comment by David Gould on June 17, 2010 at 11:49pm
My Stand for Peace

If I really cared for peace
And stood for what I believe
Where would I have been
When the trains left for Auschwitz?

Where was I as Stalin purged
Or when his tyranny ruled
Where was I as the barriers
Like the Berlin Walls were built?

If I believed in peace
Would I stand with Rachel Corrie?
Or stop the oppression in Darfur
Or call a stop to Guantanamo?

So Where was I all this time?
So full of my peace imaginings
I will tell you where I was
I was here, trying not to see.

I looked away as the trains left
What was that to do with me?
I did not stand with dear Gaza
It was nothing to do with me.

I said nothing as they bombed Iraq
It was nothing to do with me
I did not see those orange overalls
They were nothing to do with me.

And all this time they murdered
And tortured, and bombed and shot
for my country, in my name,
as my brothers suffered and died.

So if I really cared for peace
Where would I stand today?

David Gould © 10th May 2010
Comment by David Gould on June 17, 2010 at 11:47pm
We are the Peace

Without words the world is dumb
without hope the world is numb
we have words
we have hope
We are the Peace to come.

David © 2nd January 2010
Comment by Eva on June 13, 2010 at 11:25pm

Peace is Love or Love is Peace,

both to share worldwide so I am sharing.....


Love is Oneness, Eva.

 

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NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
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EMPATHY
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