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    Poem of the Month, January 2015: A Smiling Year of Hope

    We wish our readers a Happy New Year,
    with this hopeful poem by IFLAC Founder Ada Aharoni
    as our first Poem of the Month in 2015.


    By Ada Aharoni

    Despite our wars, despite our tears,
    Despite our aches, pains and furtive fears
    We embrace you smiling Year of Hope – 2015.

    For, democracy and the Internet are spreading,
    The power of women for peace is rising,
    Global poverty has been cut in half –
    Never before have ordinary people
    Had more power to solve challenges
    And to decide their own fate.

    We’re poised on the edge between
    Our oldest fears and deepest dreams
    We face a choice – to rise to this hopeful year
    And throw the War monster out of our lives –
    It all depends on us!

    The peace lovers and war haters of our world
    Are the largest global community,
    So why do we still have wars? It is not democratic!
    This New Year, millions and millions of us
    Will end the game of war and terror.
    It will be magical.

    From media, people and politicians,
    I hear the same thing –
    We peace marchers are bringing hope
    And hope is the game changer.
    Hope, is the wing on which we rise
    It is the map of how and where to fly….

    We salute you and embrace you hopeful 2015
    Our so yearned-for Year of Hope and Nonkilling
    Our promising smiling Year of Peace.



    One Comment on “Poem of the Month, January 2015: A Smiling Year of Hope”

    1. h55r says:

      What a wonderful start to the New Year, thank you Ada! We go forth joyfully together! Hilarie Roseman


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