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March 2007 Poets Page

 

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*

 

 

First up this month, we present the winning poem in our acrostic “Peace on Earth” contest:

 

 

 

Peace on Earth?

 

by

 

Margaret Fieland

 

 

Peace on earth, good will towards men:

Every man wants this; why then, do

Attacks continue happening when

Countries squabble over land;

Each one marks lines in the sand

 

Or their neighbors reprimand.

Nations act like little boys:

 

Each one deigns to share its toys,

Acting simply to annoy,

Ranting, raving, making noise

Till there's no recourse but war; then

How, they say, did this occur?

 

Margaret Fieland

 

 

Born and raised in New York City, Margaret Fieland has been around art and music all her life.  She is an accomplished flute and piccolo player and the daughter of a painter. Her poems have appeared in Main Channel Voices, Twisted Tongue and Echolocation among others. You may visit her website, www.margaretfieland.com.

 

 

Congratulations, Margaret, from all of us here at The Muse Marque.

 

 

 

Also, we have an honourable mention:

 

 

 

Peace on Earth

 

by

 

Sally Odgers

 

 

Peace is a gentle concept

Easy-going, kind and sweet

Alas, a peaceful era is with apathy replete.

Consider, as you lend your mind

Engage me in a duel;

 

Only static nations float in history's stale pool.

Never let it cross your mind

 

Each facet we'll discuss

Angels sang of peace on Earth… but peace would see us rust.

Relics of the stagnant ones

Tell us their fossil tales…

Humans, dear, will always fight… especially the males.

 

Sally Odgers

 

 

 

Sally Odgers lives in Tasmania with her husband and assorted dogs and cockatoos. As well as writing books for sale and poetry for the fun and challenge of it, she works part time as a manuscript assessor. In between times, she walks the dogs, reads, gardens and cultivates her website:  www.sallyodgers.com

 

 

Well done, Sally.

 

 

Special thanks to all how submitted to our poetry contest.

 

 

 

 

*Send poetry submissions to underamuse@yahoo.com.au .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for the next months are nature and animals.

 

 

 

The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.

Copyright 2007 by The Muse Marquee. All rights reserved.  All authors hold individual ownership & copyrights of any material contributed. No unauthorized usage of any published material within the Muse Marquee unless permission is first granted by copyright owner of said material.