End Racism, Build Peace©: International Day of Peace | 21 September

For your needs left unmet in a world of wealth immeasurable

For all the times you were abused, your rights taken or violated

For the times when you’ve been let-down, and treated as undeserving

For all the years that’s passed your dreams unfulfilled along the way

For all the times you tried and tried, repeat, repeat but failed

For all the unrecoverable time of days and years bygone

For all the times your voice was silenced, screamed but no one heard you

For all the times like a ‘thing’ set aside, obsolete, no longer needed

You—the left-behind, the marginalized, the abused and oft forgotten

For all those times, keep up your fight, there’re others in your corner

This poem was first published July 5, 2021 under the title “Fight”. Republished today to mark International Day of Peace. The 2022 Theme: End racism. Build peace.

After-word: Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

2022 ©Dawn Minott All rights reserved

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23 thoughts on “End Racism, Build Peace©: International Day of Peace | 21 September

    1. Exactly. Life is challenging and beautiful all at the same time. We just have to stay in the fight. I hope you’re on the brighter side of your tough times Mason or will be soon 🙏🏽

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      1. So long as we keep moving forward we will get there in the end.
        I’m in a nice light and happy place now. I finally found someone who loves my sleuth Holly as much as I do and success is coming for me I feel.

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