Kimberly Burnham

Bronze Star - 2,413 Points (July 21,1957 / Provo, Utah)

Protecting Free Peace And Fred - Poem by Kimberly Burnham

Peace has to be protected
as in the Old High German "fridu" and "frioðu"
from the Proto-Germanic friþuz
peace, protection, certainty

Peace gives rise to certainty
in Middle High German "vride" or "vrit"
the German "frieden" or "friede"
Luxembourgish "fridden"
and Yiddish פֿרידן‎ or fridn

Peace comes with work and love
"frithu" peace and sanctuary in Old Saxon
also from the Proto-Germanic friþuz
giving birth to Middle Low German "vrēde"
Low German "freed"
Westphalian and Münsterländer
"Frää" "Frääden" "Frääde" "Frääne" "Freeden"
and in East Westphalian "Friae" and in
Plautdietsch "Fräd"

Friþuz gave rise in Old Norse
to love and peace "friðr"
a cognate for Old English "friþ"
and Old High German "fridu"
giving birth to much more love and peace with
Danish "fred"
Faroese "friður"
Icelandic "friður"
Norwegian Bokmål "fred"
Norwegian Nynorsk "fred"
Old Swedish "friþer"
Swedish "fred" and "frid"

Like love peace has got to be looked after
in Gothic "ga-friÞōn" means spare or look after
or "gafriþōn" to reconcile pacify
and peace has to be made as in
Icelandic "friða" to make to pacify
to calm to appease
even to declare a prohibition on hunting, harming
or changing something
used for preserving the style of an old building
or preventing the extinction of a species
peace must be protect
and shielded
as in the Anglo-Saxon word "friðian" or shield

May we all be protected
by the shield of peace and love
amidst all the changes in this big world

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom, freedom of speech, make, peace, peace day, peaceful, world peace

Form: Prose Poem


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018



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