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No One Wants To Say I'm Sorry

A Rick Henry Christopher Peace on Earth Challenge

By Rick Henry Christopher Published 22 days ago Updated 21 days ago 3 min read
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Recently I read a poem called Peace Please by Vicki Lawana Trusselli and I was so inspired by what she wrote that I thought I should write a poem on peace myself. Then I realized this would be a great challenge.

Let's put the pencil to the paper and write a freeform poem on Peace.

The poem should be 60 to 200 words and should be about what peace means to you or a call for peace.

To enter this challenge please post your poems in the comments here.

The subtitle should read: A Rick Henry Christopher Peace on Earth Challenge

Link back to this post in your poem. Here is the URL: https://vocal.media/writers/no-one-wants-to-say-i-m-sorry-3m1fg0dk5

Every poem will be a winner. I will feature all the submitted poems in a special post on both Vocal Media and the Facebook group Vocal + Assist.

The deadline to submit your poems is Friday, February 23rd.

I will begin sharing these poems on Vocal and Facebook toward the end of February.

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“No One Wants To Say I'm Sorry”

What would this world be like if there were no wars?

What would it be like if it was devoid of grief?

Imagine opening all the doors,

To let love in, so we can live in peace.

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Remember when John Lennon sang, "Imagine all the people living life in peace."

Is it reality or just a dream?

I don't know; perhaps it's just a dream.

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Change won't come through governmental mechanisms,

It's the people, those who run the government, and private citizens that will make the change.

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But, we don't want to get along,

We prefer to call each other names.

None of us want to look in that mirror - NONE OF US!

No one wants to say I'm sorry.

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We'd rather lie than face the truth,

That most of us are good people.

We'd rather tear each other down,

Yet most of us are not that evil.

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Where does it start?

We must do our part,

It starts one person at a time,

Looking into our hearts to find the peace within.

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Live with peace within yourself,

And maybe, someday, others will follow.

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A Note from Rick: I am guilty of not wanting to look in that mirror. There are things for which I do not want to apologize. Sometimes I'd rather be selfish and make it all about "ME." I'd rather think ill of those that have hurt me instead of forgiving them.

So, maybe my first step is not to look for forgiveness, but to forgive and to, in my own mind, think one good thought a day about the ones that have hurt me. Maybe, just maybe, if I do this, a small portion of the cosmos of this universe might begin to change.

Let's each do our little part to change the cosmos of this world. Let's make this a domino effect and let those tiles fall toward the order of world peace and unconditional love!

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Maybe I'm just a dreamer, but all big things begin with a dream, a hope, or a prayer. It's the actions you take after that dream, hope, or prayer.

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It's your turn LET'S IGNITE THE DREAM!!!

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Thank you for reading my friends!!! I look forward to reading your poems!!!

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With Love, RHC ❤️

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Rick Henry Christopher

Writing is a distraction to fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and soothing the bruises of the day.

The shattered pieces of life will not discourage me.

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  • Joe O’Connor2 days ago

    Love the idea Rick, and at a time like in the world it seems we need to come together, now more than ever. “ We'd rather tear each other down, Yet most of us are not that evil.” is so true, and if we only remembered that then this world would be all the better for it!

  • Hi Rick… this is my first attempt for your challenge. https://vocal.media/poets/peace-perfect-peace

  • Daphsam15 days ago

    You wrote it so beautifully and real. Thank you for telling it like it is, very thought provoking.

  • Judey Kalchik 16 days ago

    Rick- here is my entry into your Challenge. https://vocal.media/poets/peace-and-quiet-gpci0ykn

  • JBaz16 days ago

    Well said Rick, Your words strike a chord and make a person wanting to re-evaluate themselves.

  • Tiffany Gordon 17 days ago

    😍

  • Shirley Belk17 days ago

    Will definitely do this one!

  • BEAUTIFUL. WOW. THANK YOU. INSPIRATION OF PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. WHEN JOHN LENNONS STATUE WAS IN DOWNTOWN LA I WOULD WALK EVERYDAY ON MY LUNCH HOUR TO PLACE A ROSE AT THE FOOT OF THE STATUE. I WORKED AT THE LA TIMES BACK THEN. WE ARE STILL FIGHTING OR NOT FIGHTING BUTWORKING FOR PEACE.

  • L.C. Schäfer19 days ago

    What a lovely idea, thank you for sharing 😁

  • Holly Pheni21 days ago

    Very lovely and honest piece, Rick. I hope we're up to the challenge -- the writing one, sure, but moreover living it.

  • Chloe Gilholy21 days ago

    Some of my writing friends are looking into joining Vocal. I will send them a link to this challenge. :)

  • Hannah Moore21 days ago

    I look in the mirror plenty, but I can't say forgiveness always comes easy, of my self or others. But it comes often, so there's scope to work on the tougher ones.

  • As a pathological people pleaser, I tend to overapologise 😅 But forgiveness does not come easily from me and I need to work on that. This is a fantastic challenge and I loved your poem!

  • sleepy drafts22 days ago

    This is an awesome challenge, Rick! Excellent poem 💗

  • Good poem etc Rick & excellent challenge too. I hope to join in... all the best.

  • Lana V Lynx22 days ago

    Love the intent behind this. I lost my peace on Feb.24, 2022. I don’t think I will be ever able to forgive Putin for what he is doing to Ukraine.

  • Judey Kalchik 22 days ago

    Sorry seems to be the hardest word. Need some time to noodle on this challenge, thank you for it

  • I'm sorry, Rick, I truly am. And this is a great idea.

  • Mariann Carroll22 days ago

    I am all for peace. This is a beautiful poem 🥰I am still working on our collaboration story.

  • Grz Colm22 days ago

    Good job Rick and this is an excellent idea. It does seem up my alley..

  • Rachel Deeming22 days ago

    Rick, I love the sentiment behind this. I'm in. And we're all selfish. It's how far you take it that's the difference and whether you're like it all of the time. I don't think you are. My impression of you from Vocal is of a very caring individual.

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