Friday, March 4, 2022

Friday Writings #16: An Exploration of Peace

Greetings, dear poets and storytellers. I hope you are well, or as well as one can be considering the state of our world. In my case—and likely in the case of most people, not living under a rock—I can’t stop thinking about loss and worrying about what’s happening in the Ukraine. With that in mind, I feel it’s appropriate to explore peace. 

Peace:

1. the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.

2. an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism.

3. a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations.

4. the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security.

5. cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.

6. freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquility; serenity.

7. a state of tranquility or serenity.

8. a state or condition conducive to, proceeding from, or characterized by tranquility.

9. silence; stillness.


So, today’s optional prompt is to spend a few moments considering the word
Peace... and then write poetry or prose inspired by the thoughts that come to mind. As always, if this prompt doesn’t speak to your muse, you are more than welcome to share a piece of poetry or prose of your choosing. Said piece can be new or old, fiction or nonfiction, short or longish (prose pieces should be 369 words or fewer). Share the direct link to your post. One link per participant. After you add your words, remember to visit other writers and comment on the ink they have shared.

next week, for those looking for a prompt, Rommy will invite us to write about Heroes, however we define the term.


photo by Saad Chaudhry, on Unsplash

I
wish, I wish, I wish… for peace.

17 comments:

  1. We've envisioned and hoped for peace and now we must demand it.

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  2. To be a beacon of peace you must first embody peace, lest one be a hypocrite. My heart hurts, when considering the atrocities in Ukraine. I pray they find peace. Though we have no mass aggression happening in this country, we do not have peace. We are a country of ongoing armed turmoil on several levels. So I must include the USA in this wish for peace. ✌šŸ¼

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    1. Peace can't happen if everyone isn't part of it.

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  3. It starts at home, I wish, I wish, I wish ...

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  4. This was a tough one. I appreciate the wisdom on poets.

    Thank you writers.

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  5. Good day, Poets and Storytellers!
    Glad to be posting again. Sometimes it's really depressing, this present state of the world, but we try to do the best we can.

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  6. Hello, dear people. It has been un-peaceful around here in a different way, with massive flooding in my town and a lot of other places after extreme weather conditions. I am too high up to be directly affected, and have plenty of food for myself and my cat, but there has been much damage and distress to many others, as well as some deaths. I have been without internet for days and only patchy phone service; and although I knew the topic for this week, I have not been in a space to write of peace, or anything else much. So I am sharing some more NaHaiWriMo haiku. I am so delighted to have my internet restored!!!

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    1. So glad things are better. And I'm with you about the difficulty writing about peace. I wanted to, but in the end screaming (rather unpeacefully) felt more normal.

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    2. It's good to have this space to write and share whatever comes to mind. It was awful to feel divorced from it, however briefly (but I didn't know how long it would last).

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  7. Good to know you are safe and well Rosemary. Take care !

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  8. So much trouble and strife in the world, between Mother Nature and tyrannical governments. We are fortunate in so far as we don't have to suffer bombs as well as floods. Keep safe everyone.

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