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. 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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  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. 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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