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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Prayer Flag



 engraved veins of a leaf lift a prayer heavenward 
with gratitude to those who protect
we honor those who have fallen
may healing unfurl like a flag
for survivors strong broken
may hatred be uprooted
& love fill our hearts
may all wars cease
may it be so for
every nation
one world
in unison
singing
peace
peace
peace



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57 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful, appropriate post. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for honoring those who have sacrificed for us, Laura.

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  3. Love leaf flag ~ so creative ~ and lovely words ~ so appropriate ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  4. Nice shot...and I like it B&W! But I have to say...your banner photo is wonderful!

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  5. Incredibly beautiful. May peace unfurl like the tender leaf in your photo........

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  6. Beautifully inspirational. Love your blog.

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  7. Amen to that, Laura. Your beautiful image is a perfect match to your compassionate sentiments. Your super composition is stunning in monochrome. Lovely.

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  8. Yes, delicious light, beautiful photo, I like that example in a natural way to sue for peace, an exquisite B & W.

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  9. Beautiful. This day has grown to mean so much now as I married a soldier.
    Hope all is well dear Laura,
    xoxo

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  10. Nice use of black and white - nice use of words as well.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  11. Picture and words that go well toghether. Eden is out of reach for us, but parts of it will hopefully remain within oureslves. Regards!

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  12. Amen to peace.
    Lovely tribute to those fallen and those who still serve.

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  13. what a touching post!

    what an arty image.
    thanks for sharing both.

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  14. Absolutely!! This is so lovely laura, thank you xo

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  15. Such is hope, beautifully written.

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  16. Awesome post Laura!
    Hugs
    Joo

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  17. Powerful post this morning! Beautiful image!

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  18. Your prayer flag/ leaf image is so innovative an idea. i like the flag shape of your poem too.

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  19. Lovely shape to lovely words
    Peace to you too my dear!

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  20. I like the stark simplicity of that leaf. It's the more striking for it.

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  21. So beautiful, Laura... thank you!!

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  22. If only... in reference to the last few lines

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  23. I love the likening of the leaf to the unfurling flag and honoring the ones who've fallen. This is written with such heart just as all of your work. I leave feeling the immensity of genuine spoken words. Thank you, Laura!

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  24. yes, oh yes, peace peace, peace..

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  25. I like that prayer flag for peace ~

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  26. Amen, girl. And thank you for the several nice comments you have left me. I love them.

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  27. oh, what a wonderful piece. i love the idea of a Prayer Flag, and also love how the leaf has the appearance of a flag, yet it's wilting, which in itself says volumes. Excellent verse, but in addition the funnel appearance ending with repetition came out great. Really enjoyed, thanks.

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  28. What a beautiful prayer flag of piece

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  29. Very inspirational! The shape of this reminds me of a prayer being sent toward heaven with the way it opens up at the top...very nice!

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  30. It's such a great macro and love the prayer is perfect for it. Thanks!!

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  31. What a stunning tribute and so fitting for Memorial Day. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  32. my prayer is certainly for peace you know...that we could all come together...so i will certainly echo that prayer...

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  33. i wish we could sing in unsion peace, peace, peace...lovely word here laura..we owe those that protect peace and freedom a lot..

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  34. Exactly, Laura....

    When I come here, my heart is renewed with hope. You have made this blog a very sacred place to rest.

    Thank you.

    Lady Nyo

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  35. PEACE, PEACE, PEACE! And it is up to us humans. Sometimes I believe that ANTS have more sense than us--not sometimes--ALL the time!

    A better understanding for me to entertain on this topic of PEACE...is that it is our culture and conditioning, not our NATURE, which divides us.

    The answer is still--for me:
    LOVE and PEACE!

    EVERY time I see military Peeps in uniform, I tell them "Thank you"...for their service. And I've NEVER been given a response OTHER than a big smile!

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  36. This is shaped so neatly and reads so well...total win!

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  37. Dear Laura...this is gorgeous!!!!!

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  38. Lovely wishes for Memorial Day!

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  39. i like the shape this takes, and the end seems to fade and whisper away

    spaceship tanka

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  40. Yes! Peace....if only it were so... :)

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  41. flag of peace.
    words draining away to the only one that really matters.

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  42. If it could be so...

    Wonderful words.

    Anna :o]

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