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    Poem for Mother’s Day: Peace Mothers

    “We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods, but by finding new words and creating new methods.” (Virginia Woolf – Three Guineas)


    By Ada Aharoni

    Mothers you know, a long time ago
    have been wisely decreed
    by diverse human creeds and needs —
    harmonious goddesses of peace-in-the-home,
    lavishly giving life, love and healing
    through their wombs and life-blood

    And they have been quite successful
    those cosy peace-in-the-home mothers,
    closely guarding us with their wisdom
    their tender words and watchful eyes.
    Surely safer than in a Nuclear War
    or in a new World War, or just a tiny war —
    so what about making those harmonious mothers
    the guardians of peace on earth?
    Surely we wouldn’t be so much worse?
    And they are so available those mothers —
    you can even find them in enemy land…

    Look at the terrible mess they have
    made of our blue planet, mother,
    you are the only one who can save it now,
    the only one who really knows
    how to build a joyful world
    of Peace and Harmony
    cradling it in your warm,
    loving arms.


    One Comment on “Poem for Mother’s Day: Peace Mothers”

    1. Anonymous says:

      Dear Solveig,

      Thank you for publishing my poem “PEACE MOTHERS” for Mothers’ Day. If the world used more Mothers as leaders we would surely have a better world!

      In Peace,and best wishes for Mothers’ Day,
      Ada Aharoni


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