Keeping on the theme of peace, here is one of my poems on peace.

War Eludes Peace
Peace! What catalyst begets its demise?
What besets man and nation where peace dies?
We, proud and selfish; hate brings our discord,
We abhor our neighbours, draw the sword,
We use religion to pit man against others,
We in self-righteous piety have no brothers.
We’re conduits that thwart peaceful creation,
Man, the bullish Gurzil wars to his damnation!
Peace! Where are the peace-loving Mandelas?
Replaced with warlords, the latest Mangalas;
Strive for eternity, zeal outweighs faith,
Empires on heaven and earth; peace we scathe
Forget love one another, carry our brothers,
Envy and selfish ambition, it smothers.
With scowling fervor and blood lusting cries,
Slaughter God’s creation watch as he dies.
We obliterate man made in God’s image,
Heralding the Almighty’s righteous rage.

Peace Answers
Where Peace Eludes
WISDOM calls, “Listen, I speak of noble things,
Peace I bring to you, not as the earth brings.
Come Prince of Peace, a millennium reign,
Unity, reunion with God and man now gain.
Children laughing, playing in quiet streets
Where lamb and lion, in harmony meets,
Where weapons fashioned to plough shares,
Selfish desires gone; each brother now cares.
Fear vanquished, wars relentless onslaught stilled,
Hearts with love for one another now filled.
Come, thou eternal kingly Word Supreme,
Peace, that elusive dream is the King’s regime.
Consider the Prince of Peace, evil He stills,
Peace, incomprehensible, He instills.

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By Helen Khan

My first published book Shrouds Over Eden is influenced by my experiences living in a South Asian nation for over ten years. My years as a marriage and spiritual counsellor and my education in Sociology and International and Intercultural Education also weave their way into my writings. When I use the word writings, that means that other books are on the way. I try to live a retired life with my husband, 2 dogs, several cats, a peacock and other featured friends, but somehow my life is always busy. My favourite time of the day is doing word games with my husband while sitting on our veranda. You can also follow me on Facebook at My profile is also on Goodreads

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