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  Best Poems From
  PAUL MCCANN (March 10th 1956)
 
 

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Path Of Peace

Path Of Peace
By Paul Mc Cann


Peace is an easy path to tread
Peace is where our fears are mislaid
Peace is beginning to restore
Peace for each man, woman and child
Peace for the troubled streets gone wild
Peace is for the old and the young
Peace in the end will overcome
Peace builds trust into a lifestyle
Peace is a friendly open hand
Peace is a place to understand
Peace in the end will overcome
Peace is for the old and the young
Peace is a legacy to leave
Peace is when we don't have to grieve
Peace is and end to all the hate
Peace is why we negotiate
Peace for all the victims of war
 
Paul McCann
   
 

   
   
 

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The Wheel Of Life

The Tanka Structure


A short poem that uses syllables in it's structure similar to the Haiku.

The sequence of syllables are as follows
5-7,5-7.7-5,7-5 and 7


My Example


The Wheel Of Life

By Paul McCann

Sometimes I get caned.
Love is like a bamboo stick
Sometimes I get pain.
Sometimes in life I get sick
Sometimes in life I am healed
Life is after all,
a series of things to feel.
I don't mind at all.
In life things turn like a wheel.
 
Paul McCann
   
 

   
   
 

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Every Soldier Has A Dream

After a war a soldier sometimes has to cry as dreams of those memories waters in the eye.

It's very sad when this world of ours goes to war.
Peace is the thing that soldiers have fought and died for.

With hands held in the air a soldier cries a bit but people are blind to dreams that do not fit.

Some people abuse this world but one day they'll find that they've lost their battlefields and they are unklind.

Lost battlefields and dreams with no victories won, following the forgotten hero.
Here they come.

They bury the dream because they cannot recall what it was that made the Soldier stand proud and tall.

Soldiers come from all walks of life.
Sisters.
Brothers.
Soldiers with many dreams seldom shared with others.

Soldiers who had loved ones and families back home.
Some soldiers are just children
and still on their own.

Honoured I feel to remember soldiers this way.
I salute them have I your attention I say.

Stand at ease,
fall out.
Sir nobody knew his name.
Dear God you know who he was our dream was the same.

Undaunted was the soldier in the face of fear.
No turning back.
Each soldier shed a silent tear.

But I wonder why no one hears the soldiers cry.
Listen today as soldiers go to fight and die .

Try to imagine the soldiers forgotten dream.
Keep the memory of what the Soldier
had been.

It haunts us today and remains here in our time.
Ghosts with forgotten dreams remain.
Its such a crime.

What the soldier fought for is what we must redeem,
as we look back and try to recapture the dream.

The ship's sunk and they say,
we're glad we missed the cruise.
Don't take for granted things in life we shouldn't loose.

When the battle is over and the dreams don't sit.
Every soldier must cry just a little bit.


By Paul McCann
 
Paul McCann
   
 

   
   
 

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River Roads Of Peace

River Roads Of Peace
By Paul Mc Cann



Poetry like ploughshares have dug the dirt away
opening a road on blood stained hardened clay.

Earthened shells buried deep in different hollow holes.
Guests of war remain at peace.
Heal our their souls.

As we have forgiven those may they forgive us.
Our hatred is uprooted.
Peace lies in the dust.

Cornered not by chains or imprisioned by the guilt,
peace is like a river that washed away the blood we spilt.

Etched into forever our souls will someday be,
in the place God reserves for you my friend and me.
 
Paul McCann
   
 
 

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