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Peace?

A poem I wrote for Artists4Peace

Artists4Peace

peace_on_earth_christmas_tree_ornament from zazzle
peace_on_earth_christmas_tree_ornament from zazzle

Peace on Earth,

can it be?

or is it an impossibility?

maybe so

but this i know

either way

it starts with You

and it starts with Me

~Melanie

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Artists 4 Peace ~We can make a difference

A couple of days ago Gigi posted a question “how can we, as artists (whatever our form),  bloggers and international friends, USE our art, intelligence, CREATIVITY and  our collective power, right NOW, to foster and spread peace and love throughout the world?  How can we work TOGETHER to bring about change?”

We believe your passion is your Art.  So whether your medium is paint, poetry, yarn, music or pottery YOU can be part of the movement.

There has been some discussion…please join in your voice is welcome!

For starters.
1- all participating will display logo

2- we should create a monthly schedule of topics. I think it would be great  if we discussed and decide on particular subjects/causes and create a schedule of topics that we could all write and publish at the same time each month. For instance: August- Peace in general, September- Spreading Kindness, October- Child Abuse Awareness… ((just examples))

3 on the designated day each month each of us would post on the topic scheduled and display the agreed upon logo.
4- everyone participating will post to their own blog and then the moderators will reblog them on artists4peace as well.

While we have much to discuss and things to iron out… I am happy to announce a new blog

artists4peace.wordpress.com

where we can get to work on setting a foundation.

We will eventually have a monthly topic scheduled but for now if you have anything you would like to share on Artists4Peace please blog it and then email the link to artists4peaceproject@gmail.com so we can make sure to reblog it. That way nothing will be missed!

Thank you for reading and I do hope you will get involved!

~Melanie Blackwell

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“We the People”

Rooster-Wake-Up

To force change on things that matter

we need more than idle chatter

to halt our dissatisfaction

It is time NOW to take action

we’ve become complacent sheeple

lets stand up for  “We the People”

thin the flock by a small fraction

It is time NOW to take action

whilst government is out to lunch

we can and should take the first punch

Revolution/ chain reaction

It is time NOW to take action

no more burying heads in sand

rise up, revolt, just take a stand

together we can gain traction

It is time NOW to take action

To force change on things that matter

It is time NOW to take action

~Melanie Blackwell

sheeple3

* Written for Cubby’s challenge  ((BUT I broke the rules and did 4/ 4-line stanzas))

**And as a response/companion piece of sorts to Gigi of Rethinking Life’s post here

 

Instructions on writing a Kyrielle sonnet:

  1. There are a total of 14 lines:
    • Three 4-line stanzas.
    • One non-rhyming couplet.
  2. Each line consists of 8 syllables.
  3. The first line appears twice: at the beginning and at the end, as the first line of the non-rhyming couplet.
  4. The last line of the first stanza repeats at the end of each grouping (a total of 4 times).
  5. Once you finish writing the first stanza, you only need to write 6 more lines! :)
  6. Rhyming schemes:
    • AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB
    • AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB

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Reminder

we

are

growing

old

waiting

for

things

to

change

~

time

keeps

moving

~

don’t

let

life

pass

you

by

before

you

decide

to

start

living

~

Melanie Blackwell

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