Poets For Peace: Promise People Peace

This is my submission for #PoetsForPeace.

To join in please refer to this post by Neha: Forgotten Meadows: Poets For Peace Submission Details for Praxis Magazine

Promise People Peace

I long for it to return,
The word I can no longer say,
But in my throat. It chokes:

-‘The bomb blast silenced me.’

This word, rich companion,
To Happiness, Joy, Love, and Hope,
Is lost, discarded. It whispers:

-‘I’m buried under hatred’s rubble.’

Now my words fragment,
Syllables of death and destruction.
Scatter, scare. I scream:

– ‘So the suffering grows.’

In a poultice of grime,
Black smoke, battered skin, broken lives,
Unspeakable, incomprehensible. My…

-‘Tragedy lives on.’

I am numb, that’s my new word.
The one that claims,
Whispers and holds me.  Together ….

– ‘Binding my sadness.’

 I need that unspoken word,
Wrap it tenderly,
In layers of bubble wrap. Pop ….

– ‘Break its bonds with an explosion of joy.’

Let’s find that sweet word again.
A simple expression of the human race,
Unite us in love. I say,

-‘Make me whole again.’

This wondrous word – our go to home,
Haven to our blessed children,
Let them know love. I pray,

-‘Nurture this gentle word.’






© Marjorie Mallon 2016 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.


A subject that is very dear to my heart, please do feel free to comment below.

Bye for now. Hope you have a purrfectly peaceful day.

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About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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19 Responses to Poets For Peace: Promise People Peace

  1. Denis1950 says:

    Your poem speaks on behalf of so many people Marje

    Liked by 1 person

  2. wanderwolf says:

    This is a beautiful poem. I love the juxtaposition between numbness and peace, which from the outside could look like the same thing, and the way the reader yearns for the word to appear as she reads through the poem.


  3. Powerful work Marje, all the best with this one.


  4. Beautiful Poem I posted mine too! https://yesterdayafter.com/2016/08/30/poets-for-peace/

    Have a great day with Peace! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dgkaye says:

    This is powerful prose Marje. Good luck! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Janice says:

    Beautiful poem…I like the layered messages.


  7. Marje, this is lovely work! Please do be sure to post ASAP it in the comments on Neha’s blog post, along with the necessary permissions, if you would like it to be included when the final collaborative poem is finished.


  8. Beautiful. The suffering and longing is palpable.Wishing you a peaceful week and a peaceful world.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. inesephoto says:

    Powerful poem, Marje. I know people who live in the war zone, and they pray for peace before they pray for health.

    Liked by 1 person

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