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AKA the Peace APP

To those
that run the world
into the ground
I hereby submit
an application
for peace

To those
that run around
in circles
and declare
the sky has fallen
in falsetto voices
I hereby submit
an application
for peace

This is not just
any application
it is an application
that runs
on multiple platforms
and is totally secure
from hackers
and warmongers

In short it enhances
everyone’s security

This is my application
for peace
at first glance
it may not seem
to be for everyone
or that it may not
be a panacea
for lost causes

But the truth
is that the Peace App
is the silver bullet

It will destroy disease
mayhem
and corruption

It will eradicate terrorism
forever

It is more powerful
than a lobbied congress

Or a president
with secret agendas

Immediately
upon downloading
a bluish light
will halo your
computer

Your files
will miraculously
be put in order

Your enemies
will become
your friends

Your friends
will be like
family

Your family
will have
no contentions

The blue light
will hold hands
and circle the planet

This is the Peace App…

The Peace App
will go viral
and set the record
for downloads

A Word About My Work
My words are about human rights and dignity. Only with mutual respect can we hope to remove ourselves from war. Only with granting others the right to be as well as ourselves can we achieve mankind’s splendid goals. When we stop treating ourselves and others like animals and realize we are spiritual beings, only then do we have a chance for this planet to survive. larry jaffe 12/8/10.

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My eyes are broken
they tire from
relentless
bashing of principles

They wanted to see
what they should
not see
and broke
irrevocably sad

The fire that
once fed my belly
has gone out
replaced by
damp spirits

Now the kindred
fly lame
without wonder
transmitting disdain

I wanted to envision
peace and found war
my eyes cried
until even
the tears dried

I have learned
to confront the world
with my stupidity
and nakedness
this was my legacy

I was a fallen angel
without a god
to inspire me

I turned myself
inside out
removing the skin
from the soul

And without effort
I now see
without eyes
touch without fingers
and laugh
and laugh

I am no longer
a body
and soar like
an eagle
sans wings

I am a free spirit
engaged in the
most gentle
of intercourses
the world is my wonder

We will heal the disease
end the mayhem of war
calm the troubled
and bring joy to the sad
this is our legacy

A Word About My Work
My words are about human rights and dignity. Only with mutual respect can we hope to remove ourselves from war. Only with granting others the right to be as well as ourselves can we achieve mankind’s splendid goals. When we stop treating ourselves and others like animals and realize we are spiritual beings, only then do we have a chance for this planet to survive. larry jaffe 12/8/10.

The Earth bleeds
we stand around
hands in pockets
some shout retaliation
some scream futility
still the earth bleeds

We proclaim peace
accuse each other
march and protest
hold hands for inner warmth
love one another with venom
still the earth bleeds

We kill songs with rocks
torture memories
plead sides
and wonder
why the Earth
still bleeds

– Some never learn to hate

Peace is not a tourniquet
Peace is a new Earth.

A Word About My Work
My words are about human rights and dignity. Only with mutual respect can we hope to remove ourselves from war. Only with granting others the right to be as well as ourselves can we achieve mankind’s splendid goals. When we stop treating ourselves and others like animals and realize we are spiritual beings, only then do we have a chance for this planet to survive. larry jaffe 12/8/10.

And just as grass
is green
Sky is blue
And the sun
rises in the east
So too humans
have rights.

There is no freedom
in slavery
No love with hate

Life is not dichotomy
Life is rich and pure

Rights are not trickled
down ceremony
Human rights
are laws unto themselves

A Word About My Work
My words are about human rights and dignity. Only with mutual respect can we hope to remove ourselves from war. Only with granting others the right to be as well as ourselves can we achieve mankind’s splendid goals. When we stop treating ourselves and others like animals and realize we are spiritual beings, only then do we have a chance for this planet to survive. larry jaffe 12/8/10.

Where, after all, do Universal Rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. – Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt

Human rights begin
with your heart
miraculously transforming
hate to love.

It begins
with your mind
inexplicably converting
fear to courage.

Human rights begin
with your fingers
astonishingly turning
violence into caresses.

It begins
with your family
evolving
ignorance into intelligence

It begins
in your neighborhood
ultimately challenging
prejudice with tolerance.

Human rights begin
wherever you are

A Word About My Work
My words are about human rights and dignity. Only with mutual respect can we hope to remove ourselves from war. Only with granting others the right to be as well as ourselves can we achieve mankind’s splendid goals. When we stop treating ourselves and others like animals and realize we are spiritual beings, only then do we have a chance for this planet to survive. larry jaffe 12/8/10.