Peace’s posed behind glass; she stood spotlit,
melting in the heat, walled away from those
passing on the street. They don’t give a whit
about peace as she stands there her hands to those
chasing dollars ‘stead of dreams. They don’t see
her sprout wings, a white dove breaking through glass
shattering the scene. She’s flying now, free
from admiration lauded on her glass
cage; no longer a concept seen but not
touched. She can go where she’s needed; no one
can impede her. She’s no exhibit, not
some high minded-ideal. She’s everyone;
Every smile we make; every hand we shake.
Every gun we silence; each war we forsake.

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Inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Prompt #89. Image by  Anne Worner, Anne Worner “Peace” CC BY-SA 2.0



27 thoughts on “Peace

  1. wow! this is amazing! thanks for sharing your response to the photo prompt!

    I really like what you’ve done with this – how you given life to Peace and allowed her the freedom to break free and go where needed – really amazing – and the wording and form really fit well together.

    Cheers ~ Pat

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  2. Only if the world could hear your words blasted on a loudspeaker, perhaps there would be some change in the world. A little less violence and a lot more love! Absolutely love what you’ve done with this prompt. Your creative thinking never fails to astound me.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 this one was really tough. There was no way to relate it to my fantasy world. So out of the box I went and boy is it scary out there! I wish people would put the guns down and hug each other. You can’t hate the person you’re hugging. World peace through hugs? What do you think?


  3. Peace: it is in the quest for it that the world will survive…a beautiful piece, Melinda…I extend my hand and offer a smile and hug in our quest to make peace a priority…bravo 🙂

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            1. I retired mentally a long time ago; I’m just waiting for my body to catch up 😉 It STILL goes to work everyday to earn a paycheck while my mind hangs out on a beach. One day body and mind will be together in that. Until then, I’d better get back to work… 😉

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