poems for peace


the little things

The little things are most worthwhile

A quiet word, a look, a smile,

A listening ear that's quick to share

Another's thoughts, another's care...

Though sometimes they may seem quite small,

These little things mean most of all.

by Margaret Lindsey





to lift each other

Is it possible to build a dream by tearing others down?

Is there any way to fly if we refuse to leave the ground?

Not a gain was ever made while shoving someone else aside.

In the course of stopping others, our momentum is denied.

When we find the good in others, praising them for who they are,

we build speed for one another. We're both able to go far.

It is possible to reach our dreams together if we try.

We must learn to lift each other if we ever hope to fly.

by Wes Fessler



a time to talk

When a friend calls to me from the road

    And slows his horse to a meaning walk,

        I don't stand still and look around

            On all the hills I haven't hoed,

                And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'

                   No, not as there is a time to talk.

                       I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,

                           Blade-end up and five feet tall,

                                And plod: I go up to the stone wall

                                   For a friendly visit.                                           

by Robert Frost