Dipy Hermonite

An Ode To Charlie Hebdo

If there was no weapon
No gun, no spear, no knife
Would my Earth be safer
And would it have no strife?

Would my child be happy
And run in innocent glee
Would my girl be safe from crime
Be treated equally?

Would the world have freedom
To let me pursue dreams
Or would they try to force their thoughts
And indoctrinate me?

Would the sun shine brighter
And would the nights have songs
Would puppies play without a fear
Of cats who might pounce on?

Would no one ever go hungry
Be clothed appropriately
Would Charlie Hebdo's toons be viewed
Only intellectually?

I may be a dreamer
And some may hate my song
But I'd want my World's thoughts to change
And purge out all that's wrong!

Topic(s) of this poem: independence

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Poem Edited: Monday, November 27, 2017

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  • Sonali ParidaSonali Parida (12/2/2017 10:54:00 AM)

    Would the sun shine brighter
    And would the nights have songs
    Yes it is a lovely poem of hope and transformation for a better world.
    Thanks poet for the sharing.
    Please read my favourite poet Subhas Chandra Chakra's poems, specially 'Songs of Revolution' please.
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  • Hazel DurhamHazel Durham (11/29/2017 8:21:00 AM)

    A beautiful write about changing the world from hate to love from cruelty to kindness, then we will all be free!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/28/2017 7:49:00 PM)

    Nice one....10

    Weapon in possession



    you must have positive approach
    keeping weapon in hand and threatening as such
    it will keep pot boiling
    we shall always be failing

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  • Dr Shakira NandiniDr Shakira Nandini (11/27/2017 8:09:00 PM)

    Thanks lovely poetess Nandini for such a poem with delicate feelings 10+++++

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  • Sean Harrison (11/27/2017 2:43:00 PM)

    I believe it is a simple poetic outlay of an age old cry. To this day these questions are asked and many don't think it can be a tangible reality in the world. I would like to know more about who Charlie Hebdo is though.

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  • Nilima DebNilima Deb (11/27/2017 12:29:00 PM)

    worthy one...exactly what we are looking for the changes...good draw!

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  • Adilson PintoAdilson Pinto (11/27/2017 11:52:00 AM)

    It's always good when we find an idealist! For sure we would be able to live in peace if it was not the greed! Men and women will find peace trought the love - the only way! A great hug from Brazil poet my friend!

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  • Maria Sharon MoemiseMaria Sharon Moemise (11/26/2017 6:27:00 AM)

    A great poem by an excellent writer. You put a lot of thought behind this poem and brought about what's real. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thanks for such beautiful poetry!

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