Reflections about Peace and Snow

Carol A. Hand

Finally it’s snowing this December day
When I awoke it this morning it was raining,
Dark, and dreary, with solstice three weeks away

Yes, climate change is really here
It’s not like the days of my childhood
Building snow forts this time of year

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Photo: Playing in New Jersey Snow – 1957

I know from the forecast this snow will melt too fast
Leaving the earth exposed to the weather
May dissident voices unite before all hope is past

Let us remember that all life is sacred, peace the only way
Perhaps we can’t undo the damage already done
But working in harmony is a small price to pay
For the life of our earth, the shared home of every one

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Image: Kids for Peace 

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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10 Responses to Reflections about Peace and Snow

  1. Thanks for that beautiful poem, Carol. Our thoughts are aligned. My Poetry Corner December 2015 features the song “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson. His closing words are: “Heal the world we live in, save it for our children.”

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  2. Beautiful, Carol. We’re all in this together! Sharing… ❤

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  3. AshiAkira says:

    Your voice heard from far
    Snow will melt but will will not
    Unity for peace

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  4. A writer from the East says:

    Very beautiful poem that comes at a time when the global community really needs to join hands and work towards achieving peace. Thanks so much for this, Carol 🙂

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    • Such important insights, Writer from the East. The work you do is a crucial foundation for building cross-cultural understanding and peace. Thank you for your thoughtful comments and for the important work you do.

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  5. Every prayer, every call for peace, every plea for respect and compassion makes a difference, Carol. I hope it’s not too late, but it’s an uphill climb. I add my voice to yours and all the others who push hope into being. 🙂

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