Wednesday 4 November 2015

The Age of Peace : 2015 Blog for Peace

Today is the tenth year of Mimi Lennox's BlogBlast For Peace aka Blog4Peace. 

Around the world, we speak Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us Peace).  

In celebration of this annual peace festival, here is a poem I wrote called "The Age of Peace" ©

"The Age of Peace" © by Judy Croome 

When future archaeologists
dig amongst the ruins
of our ordinary lives,
there’ll be no
hieroglyphics of heroic deeds
or painted icons of patron saints
found in 21st century debris.

The only saints and heroes
of our century
are the ordinary people,
you and me,
learning how to live together,
struggling across
the abyss of our differences,
to discover all we want
is to live in

This poem is an extract from my latest poetry volume "a stranger in a strange land" - there are more peace poems throughout the book. 

You can read reviews from 
Vine Leaves Literary Journal (UK) here 


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Judy - what a great poem ... so true - it's the ordinary people who will bring the peace. We all want peace - that is so true ... peace at home, peace in the neighbourhood, in our own country, and across the world ... bringing hope to many.

I'll include this in my next blog post ... cheers and thanks for this post - so important to remember ... with thoughts and peace - Hilary

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Hi Hilary - yes, "peace in our time" - but so elusive! The best we can aim for is to find that inner peace & hope it spreads ever wider into the external world. Thanks for including it into your blog!
Take care

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Wonderful poem. I hope it's true, that ordinary people prevail upon the proud posturing politicians and evil nutcases bringing misery to millions in the name of a creed that no civilised person recognises. What a wonderful, uplifting, idea!

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Glad you enjoyed the poem Mike! And yes, what a wonderful idea - that the voice of the ordinary people can and will prevail over politics and ideological hatred.

Jeffrey Scott said...

Nice poem. I've often wondered what archaeologists would think of our society if all know documentation were lost.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Glad you enjoyed the poem Jeffrey! Sometimes when I look at our society's and wonder about future archaeologists finding things I get embarrased and ashamed at some of the things they might find!! :)