Friday, March 20, 2009

Poetry Friday


The luck of the Irish was with me this week! Highlights Puzzlemania bought another word puzzle from me, and I won a crockpot cookbook from Brenda on her blog! Thanks Brenda!


Another great project that I submitted to this week is the Peace Project. Read more about the Peace Project here at Laura Salas's website. I submitted the following poem.


PEACE ON EARTH by Kelly Polark


Peace on Earth
What’s it worth?
A million tears?
A child’s worst fears?

Peace on Earth
What’s it worth?
Thousands dying?
Widows crying?

Peace on Earth
What’s it worth?
Countries in debt?
No answers yet?

Peace on Earth
What’s it worth?
Law obstruction?
Mass destruction?

Let’s coexist and be wise.
Tolerate and compromise.
But what can all of this be worth?
The very future of this Earth.


The Poetry Roundup is at Wild Rose Reader today!

17 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

Beautiful - I love poetry and this is very deep. Great job.

jama said...

Oh, I like your peace poem! Nice work. And congrats on the Highlights puzzle! :)

susan said...

Writing is activism. Glad to read you're acting on your convictions. Thanks.

adrienne said...

I love your poem. That sounds like a wonderful project.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Great poem and congratulation on the Highlights piece! : )

Elliah A. Terry said...
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Elliah A. Terry said...

Sorry, I spelled a word wrong, so I had to delete the first comment.

Loved the poem, congrats on the puzzle to Highlights, and what the heck -- don't you win EVERYTHING? You lucky girl.

Keri Mikulski said...

Love it! Congrats on HIGHLIGHTS! :)

Nora MacFarlane said...

That's great! Congrats on the sale!

Rena said...

Beautiful!

Nandini said...

Kelly,
Excellent and I love the sentiment! What a great project. And congratulations on your acceptance and win - hope your lucky streak keeps going.

The Things We Carried said...

Well done, Kelly!

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

Your peace poem is lovely.
And big congrats on your Highlights sale!

Brenda said...

Wonderful poem and Congrats! on Highlights!

Wanda said...

You know, if more people would flash a winning smile like yours for their fellow man I think we could attain it(peace).

Thanks for visiting earlier this week. Thanks too for sharing your peace poem, I hope it reaches the heart and minds of those who need it most.

Katie Darby said...

Ah, congratulations on Hilights and the poem! Both are awesome. :)

marthacalderaro said...

Thanks for sharing your great poem. Yes to peace!!! And congrats on Highlights!