Lyn Paul

Bronze Star - 6,397 Points (17.03.1965)

A Petition For Living

Old and weary, that I am not,
Yet Wise, have comfort in my own skin and know what I have got.
I do not have a wealth of knowledge for others to share
Yet I do have a genuine ability so others can tell I care
I care about life, Our world and it's tomorrow
Believe we can change the world or we will be facing sorrow
Aware of the need to cease violence and selfishness
For if this does not happen; Well you do not have to guess
The world will start crumbling as more greed sets in
Violence, killing - No one is going to win
So how can we put an end and make these wrongs right?
We need to start now, we need to stand up and fight
Fight for the future, For the youth of today
If we do not... so many more lives will be taken away
So start today; A Petition for Living
We have the paper, we have the pen. We do not need to be given....
The Power of one to create Future Living

Copyright Reserved
Lyn Paul April 2014

Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013
Edited: Saturday, May 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Petition For Living by Lyn Paul )

  • Rookie Hannah Wolton-carr (4/29/2014 7:43:00 PM)

    I agree with peaceful protest. You promote very worthy causes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (6/12/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    What an oration, Lyn, send out the petitions, let the world speak out to the power hungry war lords that they are destroying all that is good and worthy. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (6/3/2013 4:35:00 PM)

    Its left up to us to fight for life. We need to look to the positive. a great write (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,070 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/15/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    There is a well known saying which states that all it takes for evil to succeed is for the good to do nothing. How many of us consider ourselves good people and are too frightened to step forward and fight against evil?
    A very positive poem and maybe this poem is the petition we need.
    I wonder how many more good people will come and sign it with their positive comments? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,456 Points * Sunprincess * (2/6/2013 7:39:00 AM)

    I agree with valsa this is a great write and we do need more like this one. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (1/22/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    I agree with you totally. The arsenals for better tomorrow are at our disposal. We should use them. Thans for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (1/22/2013 2:58:00 AM)

    We need to start now, we need to stand up and fight
    Fight for the future, For the youth of today
    If we do not... so many more lives will be taken away
    So start today; A Petition for Living
    Great thoughts! ! As poets the pen we hold is mightier than the sword. With that we can start a revolution against revolution and bloodshed! ! A great write Lyn! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,688 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (1/21/2013 11:10:00 PM)

    Oh i sign dis rhymin poetic pearls of wisdom too. Very nice plea to humanity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (1/21/2013 5:07:00 PM)

    If only everyone would sign, there is far too many wars, killings and heatache, a very caring thoughtful write, (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,047 Points Valerie Dohren (1/18/2013 9:12:00 AM)

    Excellent writing Lyn - a petition for living sounds like a great idea to me, so lets start now. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (1/18/2013 7:59:00 AM)

    Wonderful one! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,022 Points Unwritten Soul (1/18/2013 4:18:00 AM)

    Every soul has power to decide and has right to live, once we have born we are going to accomplish a task given by God, if we killed someone has destroyed the army of God to complete the war before correct time....and we never given a chance to even hurt anybody...will you let people hurt you? let treat souls as our own_Soul (Report) Reply

Read all 12 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. A Thing of Beauty (Endymion), John Keats
[Hata Bildir]