Songs for World Peace


The global environment can survive only if we learn to live in peace and harmony with our fellow human beings. At the same time, as Dr. Jane Goodall says, "To achieve global peace, we must not only stop fighting each other but also stop destroying the natural world.".

Peace Songs

We need the inspiration of music to help fulfill the dream of world peace. CLICK! for a comprehensive collection of favorite Songs for World Peace - on the theme of world peace and understanding compiled by Harold W. Wood, Jr. and offered here through an Internet link via permission. Thank you, Harold!


ABC4All Mentor Clarita Zarate (USA) and ABC4All Peace Concert Facilitator (ABC4AllPCF) graciously shares an original inspired song written and created with
Music by Barry Finnerty!

Clarita Zarate describes the evolution of "MUNGU AKUBARIKI (ANGELS OF AFRICA):

"I wrote and recorded this around 2004 along with another song, "Jambo." Mungu Akubariki means "God bless you in Swahili". I wrote it for orphans in Kenya. I sent a copy to Enoch, a TIG member. I also sent one to "To love children," I think his name is Dave, and he loved it.

"I found the lyrics for the song. Now what is happening is that we are taking the old music track and recording new vocals on top using the lyric sheet. Barry is now putting harmonies on to my vocals and next step is mixing."

MUNGU AKUBARIKI (ANGELS OF AFRICA)

I LAY IN BED AND CLOSED MY EYES
I THOUGHT THAT I WAS DREAMING
NOW I STAY AWAKE EACH NIGHT
TO HEAR THE ANGELS SINGING

MUNGU AKUBARIKI MUNGU AKUBARIKI
GOD BLESS THE ANGELS OF AFRICA
MUNGU AKUBARIKI MUNGU AKUBARIKI
GOLDEN ANGELS DRAPED IN WHITE

I ASKED THE MAN WHO MADE THIS LAND
TO SET MY PEOPLE FREE
YOUR PRAYERS THEY WILL BE ANSWERED SOON
THE ANGEL SANG TO ME

(CHORUS)

DON'T LET THIS WORLD BRING YOU DOWN
HOLD YOUR HEAD UP RISE ABOVE
THINK OF THEM AND SING THIS SONG
IT WILL FILL YOUR HEART WITH LOVE

(CHORUS)

Words by Clarita Zarate
Music by Barry Finnerty and Clarita Zarate (USA)


Everything Is (or is it ? )

Author: John Tucker

Everything is what it is.
Or is it something else ?
It.s - 'clear as day',
I hear you say, but.........
To me it's not !

Everybodys' view of life, is changing continually.
So why should we , expect spouse, or friend,
to constantly agree.
A contradictory viewpoint,
Can fuel, a war of words, or worse.
Why waste our lives in argument.
A situation, so perverse.

When common sense, becomes uncommon.
Conversation, terse and unrehearsed.
We won't sow - 'happy unions',
More likely, the reverse !

But,allowing everyone to be,
exactly who, and what they are.
Respecting their individual views.
No matter how 'Bizarre'.
Will bring a life that's filled with 'Sunshine'.
'Joy and Happiness' - 'Galore'.

Author: John Tucker December 2008 (C) Copyright All rights reserved.
Thank you, John, for sharing!


Congratulations Barack Obama

A Video by YUBUPA!

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I have lit a candle...as a sign of oneness while we travel together on a journey of oneness, to make a better world for all of us.
This candle is a sign of friendship and love which should never be in a darkness of this world, instead to hold together in good and in bad days.
love and blessings,
yours everlasting
pat
From Miss Mellie Rainbow, ABC4All Mentor, USA
aka Melony McGant
 P.O. Box 230103, New York, NY 10023, missmellierainbow (at) yahoo (dot) com

Prayer In Celebration of President-Elect Barack Obama,

44th President of the United States, his wife Michelle,

his daughters Malia and Sasha

and All the People of the Earth=Heart.

 

Blessed Divine Spirit,

 

Right now we are filled with joy, and respect for eachother.

Let our lives have new meaning.

 

Show us how to best do your work, to have patience,

and undying love for All..

 

Allow us new gratitude and fortitude

filled with courage and laced with strength

as we shepherd in this magnificent new era.

 

We have voted with our hearts open without fear.

Let us be exuberant in our hope,

ecstatic in our faith

and peaceful in our joy.

 

There is work to be done.

Our lives are wrought with challenges

but the world community joins us in this new time---

in our desires to heal and nurture our  Human Collective.

 

We are awakening in love

One by one.

We are re-membering

our children and our seniors as special gifts.

 

The lens for our collective future is clear.

The message is Change.

We are being asked to return to love.

 

Love is another name for the energy of God.

It moves through each of us

with each breath we take.

 

Within this love are the seeds

of Grace and Understanding

that allows us to nurture our world gardens of peace.

 

It is a peace that comes first within our hearts

and is reflected to others.

It is a peace that allows us to take only our share,

to not be wasteful…

to be generous in Spirit, action and deed.

 

 

This is how our Garden will flourish

and join with the forest, the ocean shores,

the city plains and hills, the country villages,

the mountains and valleys.

 

This is how we can move beyond war

and create a world with equanimity

where there is food, housing, healthcare,

economic stability

and new solutions to Earth’s conservation and Global warming,

while honoring our entire sentient family .

 

Let Us Join Together with President–Elect Barack Obama

and say….

YES WE CAN!

And So It Is With Love!

 offered by melonymcgant (at) yahoo (dot) com

www.melonymcgant.com

 


From Vinod Bodhankar, ABC4All Mentor (India)
Here is a poem I wrote with foster children in mind...when there was a call to walk, wake and light candles for foster children on change.org...
 

Prayer for foster children and orphans...
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God of all religions
God of every congregation
God of all orphans
God beyond every segregation

Grant us that which flows from heart
Our love should merge - not stay apart -
Till a shield of love over people stays
And over each child gently plays
And foster children gently feel
Our hearts of love which flow to heal.

Let the prayers come, O God,
From every nation on our earth.
Let the healing flow, O God
to each orphan who came to birth.

Let Your mercy spread to heal
Let every nation healing feel.
Each nation like an orphan is !
So, God, no nation do Thou miss !

We are children teach us God
To work together for You, Lord
In a merging flow which knows not name
Love for children?
All over earth, its the same.

Christians come and Hindus come
All kind hearts are here welcome
Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist too
And every faith of every hue

Paint it with the love for all
Hold us not in division's thrall
Together we raise our prayers to Thee
Grant Your grace to orphans, We.

Let our flow of love be free...
Every child is my child to me......

Vinod Bodhankar

...

From Atta, ABC4All Mentor from Pakistan
Life is like a candle.

It burns, burns and burns and gives lights to others,

And goes down and down until finished,

And leaves a good example in world.

Life goes down and down every second.

Are we giving light to others?
Are we leaving good examples?
Are we leaving a bright name?


Mission/Vision
Changing through Education & awarness
 OUR  Voice
Elimnation of Child Labour,Education For All,No Smoking ,
Good Health For All,Poverty lleviation,HIV/AIDS awarness                         
More Information
http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/arq

From YUBUPA:

The Nightmare wasn’t a Dream at all
 
 
I had a dream
A very bad dream
where little kids were sad
Hunger let them beg
Thirst let them drink what ever they found
Tired , little kids had no  home or no house
Poor little ones full of dirt
Dressed in rags
Eyes which tells you a story which is sad 
 
Suddenly a big shining car passed by
Stepped out was a family in shining clothes
What a  difference
What a  world
Not even a minute was spent
To pay attention on these little  kids
 
These little kids had not even a place to rest
Their little eyes begged me for HELP
 
I woke up and realized that wasn't  a night mare  but reality
Reality which I cannot change  but  help the needy
 
If everyone of us would carry a part of these crosses in the world
This world would become a better place for each and everyone.
 
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"THE REALITY is not always VISIBLE"
 
WHAT YOU DO NOT SEE NOW
OR CANNOT HEAR NOW DOESN'T MEAN THAT "THAT DOESN't EXIST"
WE CANNOT SEE GOD AND STILL WE BELIVE IN HIM
WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT,
WE CANNOT CLOSE OUR EYES JUST BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW OR SEE OR HEAR WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD
WE CANNOT IGNORE JUST BECAUSE WE DO NOT HEAR THE FACTS IN WORLD LATEST NEWS
WE CANNOT ALSO SAY THIS OR THAT CROSS IS TOO HEAVY FOR US TO CARRY
WE  CANNOT CHANGE THE REALITY BUT WE CAN MAKE IT EASIER TO HANDLE IF WE ALL WOULD HELP EACH OTHER 
 
NEVER FORGET!! WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE DOESN'T MEAN "IT DOESN'T EXIST"


Let's dream, plan and Do for a better world...
Let's make the year 2008 witness of our successful endeavors...
Let peace prevail as long as humanity...
Let's decorate the earth with joy and colors.

Come and pray to grow and succeed...
Think of humanity, talk for loyalty and faith.
Grow stronger to help the self and to help others…
A New beginning, a fresh thinking, a gentle breeze for better breath..
The new year beholds a lot of happiness and ever lasting joy.


A Poem of HOPE by Amit (India)

The sentiment of A Better Community for All (ABC4All)
Amit's
poem is a perfect expression of the HOPE that the future holds for the CELEBRATION OF ONENESS Movement.
Thank you for your great expression of what is possible in our world.


CRY FOR OUR BELOVED KENYA: A Poem in 10 Languages

Light a Candle for Peace

UNITY across DIVERSITY

In time of need,
There is a deed,
Each of us can do:
All can heed.
It is a statement
No one can deny.
The wish is out
In 48 hours, but
ACTION IS POSSIBLE
Keep the candles
Alive with FLAME
RELIGHTING anew
As a SYMBOL for
ALL to know
Our will to PEACE
NEVER will cease.
May Peace Prevail on Earth!

Respectfully,
Burton Danet, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, ABC4All
http://abc4all.net

Re-Membering Ancient Grandmothers

Re-Membering  Ancient Grandmothers
----Inspired by the Teachings of Elizabeth A. Hin

The sun shone on a crisp Fall day,
and the wind blew so that leaves
danced as old friends, and eternal lovers.
Even now the music plays in my head. 
A drum beats steadily
as bells create joyful melodies of Grace.

It was then that many were reborn.  
Reborn with the understanding
that love is patience in the knowing
and feeling of humility, and compassion.
 
Many were re-born knowing
 love is all there is, and ever was.
 
And therefore it is no surprise
that today  we find  ourselves
amongst the fallen red/orange/yellow/green leaves
and gather them tenderly
as if they are our most precious possessions. 
 
For these leaves represent
the passage of time---a settling,
an understanding,
an appreciation of Grace. 
 
Ancient Grandmothers are surprised, really,
that we don’t re-member
to fully embrace the breath of our hearts. 
 
It is a breath as sweet as jasmine,
 as salty as an ocean breeze,
as light and refreshing
as the smell of trees when it rains. 
The breath is all things
that allow us a new understanding of the old.
 
We often have reason for celebration
for we are ancient in our desire,
in our faith,  and our understanding.

And re-member, since the beginning of time
Grandmothers have said that
peace is a pathway that lies
beneath each thought, feeling, and action.

Peace is an opportunity
to create a world of tranquility
filled with hope, and manifested by healing.

Peace is the smile of joy
on a child’s face as she or he
holds the hand of a grandparent
and adoringly  they say to eachother,
 I love you!

Peace is each of us re-visiting our anger
and forgiving ourselves through love. 
Peace is honoring the healing process
and holding a space for the joy
that  can come after.

Peace is each of us walking tranquilly
with no guns, no weapons of  mass destruction,
and no more red buttons in the white house
created to annihilate the world.
 
Peace is hope, day and night
illuminated by hard work, and the quest
for cures of all the ills of our society.
 
Peace is illuminated by each step into grace
and the reconciliation of differences
that now serve to plant
new seeds in our Universal Garden.
 
The Ancient Grandmothers are surprised, really,
that we don’t re-member harmonics
as the flowers of Grace  which eternally
have formed new bouquets of hope,
of infinite healing, of courage,
of solutions to age old challenges. 

These bouquets honor and salute
our entire sentient family
and reflect a unique understanding
of the future of the Universe. 
 
Ancient Grandmothers
are asking us to become
more aware of a special sense of order.
 
Rebirth, transformations,
endings, beginnings again, and again
remind us that there is always cause for celebration,
always an opportunity to expand our vision,
and our hearts.
 
Ancient Grandmothers are asking
Us to pay more attention;
to walk in the field of miracles,
to embrace the newness of leaves
fallen with hope, appreciation and courage. 
 
What if in this moment we imagine
a potential new healing
supported by angels, masters and spirit guides
as well as trees, mountains, oceans,
sea lions, eagles, doves, dolphins and whales. 
 
Ancient Grandmothers tell us that
truth is the constant re-minder
and the unearthing in the Now. 
truth is the intuition and courage
within each of us.
 
Truth is the desire to live, hope and dream
of love---of a tranquil world with opportunity, 
healing, food, equity,
and the fulfillment of good dreams for all.
 
Truth is a new song created by the symphony. 
The chords are stronger, the harmony intensified.
Surety is the reality.
Resistance too is a part of the song. 
Together it all becomes a symphony of love
within the passage of time.

Love is traveling through unknown pathways. 
Love is with new purpose. 
Love is with new meaning.
It is a song where fear is transformed
into hope with the courage to take
a solo of compassion created by humility.
 
The symphony of love creates a
New Infinite Harmonic
that carries  us beyond; in this time,
and beyond, the beyond, the beyond! 
 
Ancient Grandmothers remind us
that Joy is in the be-ing,
in the recognizing, in the acceptance of love. 
As breathing creates the pathway
for the journey  of love
into new sound vibrations of  Harmonic Grace.
 
The sun shone on a crisp Fall day,
and the wind blew so that leaves
danced as old friends, and eternal lovers.
 
Ancient Grandmothers, and Grandfathers
are surprised; really,
that we don’t re-member harmonics
as the flowers of Grace  which eternally
have formed new bouquets of hope,
of infinite healing, of courage,
and solutions to age old challenges.
-----Miss Mellie Rainbow
10/29/07
aka Melony McGant   
 P.O. Box 230103   New York, NY  10023
Phone (212) 502-0895                                          

Love--- Even on a Rainy Day
Musings about the potential of humanity
as we explore the ordinary, and discover the Extraordinary!
A Special Blog by

Melony McGant aka Miss Mellie Rainbow

Melony McGant, poet, storyteller, humanist and world lover of children lives on HOPE; works to breathe in love, and exhales fear (false expectations appearing real). She says "Perhaps our current challenges are wake-up calls for our collective awakening to truth." And she believes that the truth is, there is no need for our constant bickering, our disdain for eachother, for wars and killing, for world hunger, massive disease, for discrimination, subjugation, or oppression. She maintains that LOVE, even on a rainy day, is the answer to our dreams, our individual quests, and our future collective identity. "If we can learn to value our children, our elders, ourselves, and our Mother Earth=Heart, then surely we have the power to impact society and to create a world filled with JOY."

Miss Mellie Rainbow's Love Alphabet

A Always Love You because when you love yourself,
you have more love to share.
B Be who you are, not who someone wants you to be.
C Care for yourself and care enough to care for others.
D Believe in the Divinity within you and every other sentient being.
E Experience the ecstasy of life!
F Forgive others but don’t forget to forgive Yourself.
G Be gentle, genuine and generous with your love.
H Have an open heart.
I Be your own inspiration and illuminate the heavens.
J Look for joy within you.
K Be kind to all kindred spirits.
L Like yourself, laugh often and live life with leisure!
M It’s okay to be marvelous!
Manifest your dreams and create loving memories.
N Be noble and know that as you face the nemesis within,
you will be victorious!
O Your heart has an ocean of melodies waiting to be sung.
P Preserve and paint your heart with precious positive memories.
Q Take time for quietude and be open to quantum quality in your heart.
R Remember to receive love with appreciation and joy.
S Search your soul, find the love within and remember your greatness!
T Be tender with your thank yous.
U Be universal. Know that MotherFatherGod is within you!
V Be vibrant and know that
you have value and are worthy to love and be loved!
W,X,Y,Z Wealth is the warmth and giving spirit of your heart. Xanadu,
a place of great beauty and contentment is YOU! So be zany with your love!


Hearing and Obeying
God's Voice
(Isaiah 48:17-18) Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit , Who leads you by the way you should go. {18} Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your pe ace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea [the River of the World, filled with high negative ORP and with a pH 9.5 for drinking to bring to the world.  "PAW is not a promise.  It is a Blessing!"  The truth, as Dave Gray knows it. We give thanks that it has been possible to go forth heeding the word.-sic].
http://www.seekgod.org/bible/hearinggod.html



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Seeking QUIET HOPE for PEACE and HARMONY in the world.

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This is a peom about peace dedicated to children who are suffering around the world in commemoration of 07/07/07 ( bridge of relief).

" Satifaction of the mind
Sacred heart of love
Greenish vegetation
Resurrection of unborn talents
Joy of sound sleep
Sleep true rest
Meaning of life
Not existence
Umbrella of true love
The world need you every moment
Every hour, The world need you;
Tender heart of love
We come you
Temptations loose their power
As thou art
Teach us your ways and
Fulfil me your rich promises
Peace! peace! peace!
Be our companion through life"


YAKUBU ALIYU( DIPLOMAT)
SCHOOL OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT,
USMAN DANFODIO TEACHING HOSPITAL,
SOKOTO.
+2348039192612


Sewing the Seed of Peace

Today I am tirelessly doing my very best to prepare what could be one of the things I should have done a long long time ago. For days and nights I have scrawled on countless papers, tasted pencil leads and chewed on erasers. I didnt mind not getting enough sleep. I didn't mind the scorching heat as I travel along unshaded paths to carry the message.

To what do I owe this futility? To whom do I offer this opportunity? Will I still be around when it has grown majestically?

***************
COMMENT by Prudence from South Africa

Wow...That's beautiful..
We all look forward to this feeling of accomplishments once we've archieved a particular goal..
Peacebuilding seems to be a goal that needs time, patience & dedication...
Who know's if it will be achieved and will we still be around to enjoy the fruits of our labour...
We'll keep working,for future generations.
This is a beautiful poem.
To Be One

I am the voice crying for urgent recognition.
I am the face unseen,
The voice unheard,
The goldmine undiscovered,
The vision yet to be realized,
The potential yet to be tapped,
The dream yet lived.

I am not the rage lining
The corners of the streets.
I am not the hunger,
The anger.
I am not the disease,
The poverty
Nor the song of no liberty.
I am not the threats and
The fret.
I am not the illusion,
No, not the discord.

I am the seed with the
Potential to grow and feed
a thousand mouth.
I am the one who brings smiles
Upon the once dry faces.
I am the one with the will power
To withstand the tempo of the
Hot day and the pelting
Fangs of the cold night.
I am the invaluable emerald
That adorns the streets of civilization.
I am time never to be stopped,
A star never to quench.
I am myself. I am one.


 

POEM AGAINST STIGMATIZATION IN CASE OF AIDS...

 

NO I DO NOT WANT TO DIE ALONE...

 

Dedicated to the victims of the AIDS.

  The chopper of the life

Has just fallen down on me

  Leaving me any respite

The summer is curiously cold.

Bonds of the life

Slowly untie themselves

  Nobody wants to know

  If I want to live or to believe in it.

Alone in my corner

I tighten a recluse hand

Nobody dares to take it

By fear, so tender.

I approach the world

Who flees me and thunders me

Those which one believed friendly, love

Pass, going make a turn.

A prayer

A last from Earth

To my single refuge

Before the flood.

Their crocodile tears

With my death, tears useless

The odd pain Their glances.

  Not!

  Not!

  I do not want!

  Not!

  Not!

  I do not want to die alone!

  Like the day in the arms Cold twilight

  I do not want to die alone!

I am the same one

  I am not different

As you I was child

In spite of my misfortune, I remain the same one.

Take my hand

A new history

On the ash of the other, a destiny

With more blue than of black

Give me

The smile that you gave me,

when I was me

Give!

Hours of the life

Tear the screen of the pain

Nothing can anaesthetize my fear

This fort relent of crimson.

  A certain hope

  In tomorrow

At the bottom of my hand

  My heart to believe in it.

I do not want

Why me?

I cannot

Why you?

What about our hours of laughing

Our hours of living

All our free writings

This dash not to die.

A long poem

The last

Which will not be read

That I will have at least written

  Share by all those Who sink in the silence of despair

Far from all glances

The miserly smile

I do not want!

 

By

Doumouya Vamé David "DVD"

+225 05 98 44 64

Member of

NGO BD/SIDA

www.bdsida.org

Abidjan – Côte d'Ivoire

West Africa

 

weeping tears...


CLICK HERE
FOR ABC4All Mentor, Hazem's Poem
Dedicated to the Memory of his Dear Brother.



by: hazem02@yahoo.com


dedicated to my dearest brother Bilal...


Hi all:
i dedicate this poem to all the human beings.. hope you all like it.
Best Regards
Naglaa Sarhan

A moment of truth

Life is a train
Life is not vain
Life is a gift from above
That u have to respect and love

You live to renovate
Not to aimlessly rotate
So please concentrate
And don't dominate
No need to frustrate
You just need to renovate

You just need a light
To help you find your insight
Which will reflect your inside

Keep on the good track
Or else!! you will find yourself at the back

We have to make POVERTY HISTORY
Because it's not a mystery
It's just our destiny
TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY

SAVE THE CHILDREN NOW
And don't ask how
Devote yourself from now
To SAVE THE CHILDREN somehow

You may say i am looking for hope
But the devil will say nope
You know! you can find it through the globe

You may think of the consequence
Of such insistence
Which might make you say"what a big distance"
But inside you!!, great human consistence
You can reach any distance
With such insistence
And consistence

Suddenly you are a nominate
according to your death date
So what have you done for this date?
This is your fate my mate
That's why we need to co-operate
To help you pass peacefully  your final date

Excuse me ; i don't mean to frustrate
I just hope to MOTIVATE.


THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER

The Earth is our mother;
a mother of pride,
a mother of forgiveness.
The Earth is our home;
filled with amazing things
just a touch away.
We, humans, sometimes forget
that the earth is our home,
our natural habitat.
Greed and Selfishness dominating our lives,
we are turning into insatiable people (found that word somewhere).
The earth cares for us,
nurtures us,
But why aren't we returning the favor?
We are acting rapacious (another one i didn't know),
ruining the earth for future generations.
But time is not up,
we still have a chance,
to preserve the earth,
for the future's time.

Zach, Founder, Youth For Change International (YFCI)


A poem for you:

By Donald Petersen

Flickering lights abound
in our dreams
in our sky
all around

Open eyes and mouths
listen for screams
taste, touch and tickle
like babes grasping cotton candy

our lives are
moment-less

filled with the need to be filled
our hopes
sustain us