Leonard Dabydeen

Bronze Star - 2,135 Points (Guyana)

Seeking Peace - Poem by Leonard Dabydeen

Look everywhere
to find it
even climb mountains
layered in shrapnel
sit there with you
inside a trench
pumping bullets
at imaginary enemies
sit in a barrack
with echoes
of regulated war
inside my head
bald as the future
until time of discharge
brings me home
where I listen
to spiritual music
where I chant
sing bhajans
offer arti
to Lord Shiva
close my eyes
in prayer
for a better world
for you
for me
seeking peace.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Wars and rumours of wars only bring anger into this world. We need spiritual upliftment to make peace with our enemies and ourselves.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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