What is Peace?


Will peace be on earth while the sons of misery are slaving in
the fields to feed the strong and fill the stomachs of the tyrants?
Will ever peace come and save them from the clutches of destitution?
What is peace? Is it in the eyes of those infants, nursing upon
the dry breasts of their hungry mothers in cold huts? Or is it in
the wretched hovels of the hungry who sleep upon hard beds and crave
for one bit of food which the priests and monks feed to their fat pigs?

source: Kahlil Gibran
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Image Files, Indian Women


35 thoughts on “What is Peace?

  1. We are told to protect the children,the widow, and the weak. We are told to honor those older than us but yet it is the ones who tells us this that most fail at it. Not a judgement but an observation and one that will have me thinking anew.when I open my mouth not my heart. Thanks Eddie and the photo is perfect.

    • Thinking things through and though and though again is what matters most. So much I have seen
      change without a word. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful remarks today. Enjoy bliss

  2. Mankind has evolved to a certain degree, but in the world of humanity, nothing has changed.
    Those words are as pertinent today, as the day they were written.

    • That is the sad truth. With all the modern advances little has been done in this area of life.
      Thank you Emu. Your kindness and powerful remarks are appreciated. Eddie

  3. How apropos to the slaves as well as the native of our land, the Southern plantations and the Spanish missions, yet written from the mind of a middle easterner.

    • Curious note and thanks for pointing this out. Yes, a middle easterner, born over 130 years ago in
      Lebanon who was Catholic.
      Your comment is greatly appreciated; thank you. Eddie

  4. Thanks for blogging this, it is a pity that greed helps to perpetuate the problems of western society, but one day there will be enough people who care enough to bring equality, understanding and peace to our world. I love the picture too. Thanks for following and liking on my blog. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

      • The poor and the less fortunate are most often the most generous ones but, when hell breaks loose, they are the first to suffer. Remember, one day of war brings more profit than 10 years of peace.

      • Funny though, generosity and charity and from where it comes from is exactly the theme of the Line 9 poetry I published today. So that goes to show I guess.

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