Treasure Island

Joseph T. Renaldi

(Frackville, Pennsylvania)

A Door To World Peace


The door to world peace is open.
All nations are invited to come in.
A welcome mat is available for every one,
And rogue nations may enter again.

The door to world peace is open
And no nation is turned away,
But if few decide not to enter the fold,
Peace will be shortlived in every way.

Peace keepers fill our hearts with hope,
And attempt to dry our heavy tears,
And open hearts for sound relationships
That will last for many delightful years.

A nation that is closed to others
Grows harder than concrete or stone,
And the people who reside there
Are destined to be isolated and alone.

If you slam the door on some nations,
Peace initiatives will continue to cease,
But if all nations are willing to compromise,
What a difference it can make to seek peace?

Skeptical nations will always wonder
How world peace might have been
When the door was open for them to enter,
But they failed to come in.

Submitted: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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  • Raveendran . (9/29/2007 12:21:00 PM)

    A very welcome note in this poem - General Stroessner the magnanimous of Paraguay would love a second coming. (Report) Reply

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