On Remembrance Day and at Christmas -
thoughts of peace are on our minds,
peace protected by our armed forces
and longed for peace of every kind.
Are you longing for, as I am,
all violence and wars to cease;
envisioning a harmonious world
where love and joy increase?
Are we peaceful in the way we live,
avoiding judgment and hurtful chatter?
Do we truly believe that love and joy
are what make our lives really matter?
They are the most important gifts
that we can give and receive
and the only way we’ll have peace on earth.
We need to truly believe.
Peace has to start with you and me
through love and respect for each other,
accepting that we have differing views
as we’re unique from one another.
I have my beliefs and traditions
and they feel right to me.
It’s not offensive if your beliefs differ,
we can share peace that’s meant to be.
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