You Will Not Stop Me Until Peace Prevails

This is the poem that Sam, a young poet, brought to the 2014 International Day of Peace Celebration in Coral Springs, Florida. I was moved and asked her if I could share it with you. She kindly acquiesced.

So here it goes.

Read her poem and feel the mighty power that emanates from those who desire justice and peace. Read her poem and feel the vigorous energy that moves those who want to make the world a better place. Read her poem and understand that even the smallest frames can host gigantic hearts, huge minds and enormous spirits. Sam is the living proof of this.  IMG_0792-XL

I am one out of many.

When I speak, my voice does not project for miles,
covering the land of my nation.

My voice does not change people’s lives.

It does not bring a woman to tears or a man to his knees.

5 feet high, I cannot stand as tall at the statue of liberty
and speak the words she yells at all who visit her.

People do not beg for my picture or line up at my door.

My voice does not cause goosebumps.

I am one out of many.

But that will not stop me on my journey.

I will scream and stretch and run and fly.

I will cover every inch of this Earth until my heart runs dry.

I will continue to fight and plead and wish
and you will not stop me until peace prevails.

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My voice does not project for miles.

It does not bring a woman to tears.

My voice does not cause goosebumps.

But
I refused to think this world cannot be rid
of fear and hate.

I am one out of many

But I will change this world.

Let peace grow.

~ Samantha Fiore

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