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peace through poetry

the past creeps in quietly

incessantly whispering

inky blackness closes in

threatening my sanity

 —

searching for tranquility

i find words to comfort me

my pigmented poetry

splashes color through the dark

 ~Melanie Thomason

 

 

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Calling all Artists! Accepting Submissions for March and April!

Call for submissions…all mediums welcome 🙂

Artists4Peace

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Upcoming Topics/Deadlines:

March

How does one find peace in daily life?

Submission Deadline March 1st
Selected Entries will be posted March 15th


April

How does language influence peace?

Submission Deadline April 1st
Selected Entries will be posted April 15th


Feel free to send in any other Peace related art at any time for consideration to be posted throughout the month. Remember just blog as you normally would and then email a link to your post to artists4peaceproject@gmail.com for consideration!


Notes to ALL of our Fabulous participating Artists4Peace artists:

1-Please reblog, facebook, tweet, messenger pigeon 🙂 this post.  

We need to get the word out and get even more people sharing their art to promote love, understanding and peace throughout the world.

2-We ask that if you haven’t already please put the Artists 4 Peace logo on your blog.  It will not only show others you are part of the…

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Allie

allie 2014

 

As she sits

beneath the tree

my pretty Allie reminds me

that no presents are necessary

my home is filled with love, joy and peace

~Melanie

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Peace?

A poem I wrote for Artists4Peace

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peace_on_earth_christmas_tree_ornament from zazzle
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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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common ground

Don’t talk to me of differences

Don’t talk to me of hate

Tear down your defences

it is time to communicate

If we get to know each other

we can find some common ground

teach our children to love one another

the change would be profound

war is not the answer

history can show us that

hate destroys us like a cancer

Peace and Love is where it’s at

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~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

 

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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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Oasis~Haiku

punctured clouds spilling
May flowers drink greedily


verdant oasis

~Melanie Blackwell

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