Friday, May 20, 2011

Education for Peace

Currently, I am doing an online course entitled 'Peace Education: Theory and Practice' from the University of Peace, Costa Rica. Recommended readings and wonderful sharing from the professors and the fellow students inspired a poem that I am sharing here.

Come, let's teach peacefulness
to our friends and to our children,
Come, let's bring smiles
to faces that are grief-stricken   

Education takes us to peace,
Education takes us higher,
Education is the way to well-being
Education makes our futures brighter 

Tears will turn into joy
Hope will replace despair,
Wounds will be healed
with compassion and care 

Let's open the windows of our hearts and minds
Let the sunshine of understanding come in,
Let our souls be wet in the dew of tolerance,
Let more of humanity sink in

Let us choose to focus on similarities,
Let us talk about shared needs,
Let us plan for a prosperous tomorrow,
Let us come together in thoughts and deeds 

Respect for all is possible,
Equal rights for all is possible,
If the vulnerable are educated and empowered,
Peace for all is possible

Women, for a change,
you lead the nations,
Children, let your innocent ideas prevail,
Grand pa and grand ma, inspire the generations

Let us revive non-violence,
Let us bring a new revolution,
Let Peace be our banner,
And our weapon be education

I know we can do it
because God's grace is with us,
With trust and togetherness,
We will be more than victorious!

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful poem.I will come again.
    Congratulations for doing peace course.

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  2. Straight from the heart post! Well penned!

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  3. I am touched by these lines

    "Respect for all is possible,
    Equal rights for all is possible,
    If the vulnerable are educated and empowered,
    Peace for all is possible"

    Great.....

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  4. Thank you! I just hope that these lines will become a reality soon...

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