WE CRY FOR PEACE
In this time of escalating strife
Who shall firmly establish peace?
In the face of disequilibrium
And weave an egalitarian society.
From our beautiful eyes
Is the formation of dark clouds
Visions dim and all is obscure
What we catch glimpse of is thunderbolts
River of tears ceaselessly flow across our chin
To form confluence.
Peace is an ornament of glory
Worn until our hair becomes hoary
Peace is a dory
Used for fishery.
Tranquility is the countenance of peace
With great effulgence that never surcease
Peace is like a candle light held tight
To grant illumination beyond one night
We cry for peace to reign in all races
Love is all we need on people’s faces
What shall be the fruit of our labor?
If hatred lurks within our heart towards our neighbor
If peace can delightfully dance in all spheres
There will be no hidden fear
Thoughts shall travel beyond hemisphere
To the fount of peace flowing with ease.
Hand in hand
Heart by heart
Soul to soul
We shall together conquer disharmony
And form a great web to celebrate serenity.
Then mortals shall toil with pleasure
Evergreen shall be our pasture
For tranquility is our eternal sunshine
Amusement shall ceaselessly beam from the sky!
-PAUL ALOWO (C)