Paul Warren

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The Desirata - Lost Opportunity - Poem by Paul Warren

In the 1970s I read the Desirata
And we all thought this was what we were after

To go placidly amid the noise and the haste
And to know what peace there is in silence and not waste

The time we have in this life on this world as it is
But now we have wasted our opportunity for bliss

I never ceases to amaze me that we can always find
A reason to make war and for others to each other not be kind.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: life, poem

Form: Ballad

Poet's Notes about The Poem

By the 1970s people were sick of war and wanted something new without war or suffering. For everyone to get together and live in peace and harmony. This didn't happen and it was a lost opportunity.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 1, 2017

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