Lyn Paul


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

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Lyn Paul April 2014

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

Topic(s): Life

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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