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Tonight there’s a party
on the other side of the world
World, can’t you hear the laughter?
World, can’t you feel the peace?
Pause for this moment in your day;
Pause your arguments & listen;
Listen and you’ll hear how peace is born
Born of laughter, born of people
Born in love, born in children
Listen, they’re not arguing, all intent;
Intent in enjoying
Intent in each Other
Other people, other smiles
Other people’s children.
Listen, World, can’t you hear the laughter?
Tonight, there’s a party in the world.

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Published in Speaking Peace: Poems for Salem. Part of The Salem Peace Mosaic project in 2011.

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Written on April 17, 2011

Submitted by Ariel on September 19, 2021

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Ariel

Ariel is a full-time Pacific Northwest poet, often participating at Oregon Open Mics events. She has been published in Gold Man Review, AIM, The Widow’s Handbook, and most recently in Terra Incognita, On The Platform Waiting and Free From Monsters. Ariel often collaborates in many Willamette Valley poetry/art projects and is a member of Oregon Poetry Association, Mid-Valley Poets Association, Willamette Writers and Poet. Her website is poetariel.net. more…

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