The World’s Crimes (a Tanka)

At Weekly Prompts the Wednesday Challenge is the word: BELONGING. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here. Below is my poem about how we all belong to this World, and we all want peace …

The World’s Crimes (a Tanka)

One line at a time

We shall persistently climb

Above the world’s crimes

That bears no reason or rhyme

For making the peace bells chime

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

11 thoughts on “The World’s Crimes (a Tanka)”

    1. The birds they sang
      At the break of day
      Start again
      I heard them say
      Don’t dwell on what has passed away
      Or what is yet to be
      Ah, the wars they will be fought again
      The holy dove, she will be caught again
      Bought and sold, and bought again
      The dove is never free
      Ring the bells that still can ring
      Forget your perfect offering
      There is a crack, a crack in everything
      That’s how the light gets in
      … Leonard Cohen

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  1. Oh, I absolutely love this poem, Ivor! And paired with that song…perfection! 🙂
    Such powerful truth, encouragement, inspiration and hope! I will think of this poem and each day resolve to keep climbing…to keep working to make the peace bells chime!!! Live in peace, modeling peace, promoting peace, creating peace! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. The world wants peace ☮️ and can be achieved if first we stop world poverty … that is where it starts 🤗🌏☮️😍📘 Thank you Carolyn for your supportive comments 🐶🌻☮️

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