Some writers around the world have shared with Sindh Courier their thoughts and poems for world peace.
Compiled by Stefania Miola
Changing the world for the better is the deepest desire of every human being: trying to create something bigger, more harmonious, more beautiful is the event of history.
I would like to sit on a cloud
A poem by Sandra Mutto from Italy
I would like you to sit on a cloud high up in the blue sky,
Between the wind and the clouds
No one would see the borderline between one nation and another,
Nor the dividing line between one religion or another,
Nor the color of men’s skin,
Nor the language they speak…
There would be no envy, hatred, political or money interests.
No wars, only a great Universal Love, Peace between every human race….
You would see the smile of every child, who happily plays without fear of dying from a bullet or a bomb.
Sometimes I think how human wickedness can devastate the world and take away the smile from those
Children… Dreamer, Hopeful!
Yes, always because I always believe in the good soul hidden in the folds of an irrational and cruel hatred.
Because my words can be a small drop, but if many pour their own drop it can become a great sea of Peace
We give each one our drop of Love….
By Stefania Miola-Italy
Peace is considered (or should be considered, according to current opinion) a universally recognized value that is able to overcome any social and / or religious barrier and any ideological prejudice, in order to avoid situations of conflict between two or more people, two or more groups, two or more nations, two or more religions”.
To arrive at the “state of peace” we must invest in solidarity and cooperation at all levels, on a personal level, in our communities as well as in relations between peoples and states. The perverse logic of so-called “interests”, the market, profit and global competition is impoverishing and destroying the world. Solidarity between individuals, peoples and generations, if it was previously desirable, has now become indispensable.
There is no peace without a policy of peace and justice. The world urgently needs a new politics and a new nonviolent political culture founded on human rights. We need new civic and political courage.
If we really want peace we must build and spread the culture of positive peace. A culture that puts human values back at the center of our life and that knows how to generate coherent personal behaviors and public policies. For this, first of all, it is necessary to educate for peace. Educating for peace is everyone’s responsibility.
Be open to meeting others and building relationships based on the principles of equality and the promotion of the common good. Practicing respect and dialogue between faiths and cultures enriches and increases the cohesion of our communities.
These priorities must be pursued by every person, locally, nationally and globally.
To achieve them we first need to act together with a common strategy and the awareness of having a common goal: Peace among men. Peace among peoples. Peace in every heart….
“If everyone lived with a mother’s heart, heaven on earth would reign by divine custom”
Stand at Distance from the Warriors
Poem and thoughts by Dr. Jawaz Jaffri – Lahore Pakistan
I always fastened
Stones on my belly,
Just to make my army strong,
Today hoisting white flag
With my hands,
I stand at distance from the warrior,
I favor only peace and freedom,
My aloofness will keep me
Indifferent from destruction of wars
Though I am loyal to peace,
Yet on the face of the earth
Wars are always fought
Since the World War it might be that The Angel of Death has not seized the souls through natural death of as many people as human beings killed one another with the un natural devices.
History shows that human blood has been constantly shed for centuries in the name of tribe, region, color, religion, country and ideology and in the near future there seems to be no interval. Being physically different from the animals, man has not yet got rid of the forest. The spans of time of cultural process spreads on thousands of years, in consequence of which man has made progress in literature, music, dance, sculpture, architecture, languages, writing, arts and graphics, farming, sciences and inventions, and now man is bent upon to eliminate all these achievements. Presence of atomic, nuclear and chemical weapons on the Earth, avarice of the developed countries to usurp natural sources without sharing anyone, proclaimed and un-proclaimed access of countries to the fatal weapons, and increasing odium among many weapons equipped countries.
A poem by Shamima Shawket Lovely – Bangladesh
In the land of colorful flowers
The chirping of birds
At the green ceremony
With the gentle rhythm of the wind
The beginning of the day may begin.
When the mind is calm, bad thoughts keeps away.
What if there are no flowers around
Twitting birds miles away
Does not touch the ear!!
Far from the calmness of greenery
You leave! So what!
Is there no sky above you!?
Take a glance; you might see a bird along with the emptiness of the clouds.
Even if it is not your time to see then
On the way to go, open your eyes on the side of the road
The thirsty eyes that are staring at you are your subordinates who have enhance the beauty,
Look at them once.
Even if you can’t do it
Then at least look at people around you. With the eyes of the heart,
Not as a machine, but slowly, and calmly, opening your eyes. Look at the children
To the elderly, old people
Look at your family members.
On the way to your relatives, your own child
You, you really don’t see anything.
Your heart is a desert.
Even Cactus blooms in the desert but
Your heart is a desert in stone.
Where love, affection, humanity
Is not accepted
You are a stupid, you are a beggar; you are a steep killer.
That’s why you throw away missile,
Bomb and destroy mosques, temples, churches, monastery, residents,
Children, old, people.
You kill people and you roar in laughter!!
You, are you human?
Caroline LAURENT Turunc Antakya -Turkey
Peace is our source of existence in the world. Where there is no peace, there is conflict, noise, war and chaos.
Most importantly, human lives are lives left to live in death and poverty.
Three-eyed monsters who do not feel this and do not want to see it have always been against the peace defenders.
These words about peace show how important peace is to us.
Peaceful action is worth more than ten thousand quarrelsome and rude men.
How happy is a hungry child to eat? And imagine that nobody can give you this comfort. The people’s war is like a children’s war, but the only difference is that after each fight, the children quickly immerse themselves in peaceful games.
This will break the peace that we call sane adults, thus ensuring that the common ideal is completely destroyed; because in such a situation, it will go into a vicious cycle and make
You feel unhappy and lonely.
Wishes become prayers
Poem and thoughts of Eva Petropoulou Lianoy – Greece
Wishes become prayers
Prayer become words in the God ears
Whispers coming from Angels
My poetry s a bridge between earth and heaven
One request I have
One word I cry out
It is unfair in this world that everyone need food and water, to spend billions of dollars or euro to buy weapons to kill Brothers and sisters, to make the evil, to destroy the happiness of our neighbors due to different opinions in matters of religion or sex or even political belief. I condemn any action of hatred and non- respect. I cry for peace.
On the day of earth
Poem by Imen Melliti from Tunisia
On the day of earth
Humanity is mourning its birth
Greif is drawing the shadow of death
No one can impede Corona growth
On the day of earth
We recognized prayer worth
No matter what we face
He will be there for you and for us
Only Allah can turn his worst tragedies
Into fabulous victories
On the day of earth we felt the pain of refugees
Being jailed in the stolen Homeland
Is bitter than corona quarantine
Palestine stay strong
Corona made us feel your moaning
Today WE pray for you
And for us
May Allah forgive our sins!
To save us from the curse of the virus
We put our trust on you
You are out sufficient and trustee
Behind pain the reason of struggle
Is a reward from the Sky
Salvation is in its way to reach us
Bless will be granted for those who smile in day and cry by night
May Allah remove the illness and cure the disease
Our tears will be shed out of joy
In this mess some rays of hope will Rise
To enlighten our dark Sky!
MD Hasib – Bangladesh
- International peace is the desired concept that demands liberty, joy and safety among all the individuals of Earth.
- Various tribes, communities, organizations and intellectuals are trying best to achieve it with different theories for years.
- But it’s not a piece of cake as different nations contain distinct people with separate view and mentality.
- When people around the world start to respect other’s feelings and religions, peace is developed in the region.
- Besides, if humanity is given importance than anything else, brother hood will cross the borders and peace will be found in the air.
Poem by Farzana Chandio – Pakistan
How long you will keep snatching our rights
How long you will exercise in justice on us
How long you will be killing us
How long you will keep us hungry
How long you will be targeting us
How long you will shed our blood
How long you will be terrifying us by attacks
How long you will keep snatching our mothers, sisters, brothers and fathers
How long you will be beguiling us in the name of peace
How long – How long- How long
You will keep destroying our abodes
And how long we shall go on erecting them out of rubbles
Ah! We are human beings or bubbles?
Let’s not promise anything
Poem by Adriano Schiavon – Italy
Let’s not promise anything
That life has traps
It is not given…
It disregards by its nature
Let’s not swear our peace
That promises hide war
Let’s breath the lightly
As the wind does with flowers
Then out of nowhere, almost by chance, one day, all of a sudden, just as you least expect it, the light of life sings with joy, the most sublime and light constellations of the soul shine in the heart, which make us capable to read the phonogram of the sky with a different look .
Join us in peace.
Hands joined together are a sign of cooperation and also of responsibility towards others. A broad vision of life and international relations based on cooperation, mutual responsibilities, respect, and selfless service is the expression of non-violence, which presupposes a wonderful conception of the world as one big family.
Thanks to Nasir for sharing and thanks to every person who contributed with his words to create a thought of peace that can caress hearts and consciences.