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    This is a poem written by Maya Angelou (she wrote it as a Christmas poem). I wish everyone could read this and then allow her words to really sink into their souls. It's one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever read. Enjoy!

    Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem
    By Dr. Maya Angelou


    Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes
    And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses.
    Flood waters await us in our avenues.

    Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalanche
    Over unprotected villages.
    The sky slips low and grey and threatening.

    We question ourselves.
    What have we done to so affront nature?
    We worry God.
    Are you there? Are you there really?
    Does the covenant you made with us still hold?

    Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters,
    Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope
    And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air.
    The world is encouraged to come away from rancor,
    Come the way of friendship.

    It is the Glad Season.
    Thunder ebbs to silence and lightning sleeps quietly in the corner.
    Flood waters recede into memory.
    Snow becomes a yielding cushion to aid us
    As we make our way to higher ground.

    Hope is born again in the faces of children
    It rides on the shoulders of our aged as they walk into their sunsets.
    Hope spreads around the earth. Brightening all things,
    Even hate which crouches breeding in dark corridors.

    In our joy, we think we hear a whisper.
    At first it is too soft. Then only half heard.
    We listen carefully as it gathers strength.
    We hear a sweetness.
    The word is Peace.
    It is loud now. It is louder.
    Louder than the explosion of bombs.

    We tremble at the sound. We are thrilled by its presence.
    It is what we have hungered for.
    Not just the absence of war. But, true Peace.
    A harmony of spirit, a comfort of courtesies.
    Security for our beloveds and their beloveds.

    We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas.
    We beckon this good season to wait a while with us.
    We, Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, say come.
    Peace.
    Come and fill us and our world with your majesty.
    We, the Jew and the Jainist, the Catholic and the Confucian,
    Implore you, to stay a while with us.
    So we may learn by your shimmering light
    How to look beyond complexion and see community.

    It is Christmas time, a halting of hate time.

    On this platform of peace, we can create a language
    To translate ourselves to ourselves and to each other.

    At this Holy Instant, we celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ
    Into the great religions of the world.
    We jubilate the precious advent of trust.
    We shout with glorious tongues at the coming of hope.
    All the earth's tribes loosen their voices
    To celebrate the promise of Peace.

    We, Angels and Mortal's, Believers and Non-Believers,
    Look heavenward and speak the word aloud.
    Peace. We look at our world and speak the word aloud.
    Peace. We look at each other, then into ourselves
    And we say without shyness or apology or hesitation.


    Peace, My Brother.
    Peace, My Sister.
    Peace, My Soul.
    Meet me in Cabo!

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    Good read, thanks!!! It has alot of meaning in it.
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    Very nice sentiment.

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    Well shit, that whole shaddy ensamble didn't rhyme a lick!

    j/k Very nice.
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    That was truly lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

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    oh, i misread the title. i was going to say ive had a few amazing PIECES..but alas, a different spelling. i did love the poem though. thanks for sharing babe.
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    Thanks for sharing that, Kris...good stuff that is...
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    Merry Christmas!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    Thanks for sharing that, Kris...good stuff that is...
    What he said.

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    You're a beautiful person KT
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    Very nice...thank for sharing!!!! You rock girl!!!!

 

 

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