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The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace (World Peace Day) is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. I believe that the power to promote world peace lies within each of us. Together, we can transform the world! ~Bette A. Stevens


“It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landmark document.” — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

Find out more about International Peace Day http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/resources.shtml

Peace Comes Walking

Extended hands
Encouraging words
Step by step
Peace comes walking

Welcoming smiles
Listening ears
Step by step
Peace comes walking

Compassionate eyes
Forgiving hearts
Step by step
Peace comes walking

© Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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Comments on: "Celebrate International Peace Day every day: “Peace Comes Walking” (Poem by Bette A. Stevens)" (60)

  1. Happy Peace Day Bette – starts in about 16 minutes here…

  2. Reblogged this on Times and Tides of a Beachwriter and commented:
    We should never give up hope for peace.

  3. Thanks for the reminder of the anniversary, Bette.

    • You’re welcome, Rosaliene. 🙂 I happened to notice the announcement at our local library last week.. One of those must share events! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. xo

  4. Lovely words to celebrate International Peace Day…thanks for the reminder Bette.

  5. Such meaningful words, Bette. Thanks for the reminder

  6. Lovely Bette, as I read your poem, I could see Jesus walking, the Prince of Peace…♥

  7. Thanks so much for featuring Peace Day in your blog. And I love your lines, “Welcoming smiles, listening ears”. Listening to each other is so important. It’s all important. Thank you.

  8. A beautiful poem, Bette to celebrate this day of peace – may peace ‘come walking’! Your words show how easy it really is, to listen, see each other, take in the words, show kindness and compassion, welcome each other and peace. Wishing you a lovely weekend, my friend! ❤️

  9. Very nice, Bette. All people should be ‘injected’ with those words! ♥

  10. Lovely, “shared”

  11. Reblogged this on BrewNSpew.

  12. Happy International Peace Day, Bette! Sharing xoxo

  13. This is so lovely, Bette. Well done.

  14. A wonderful poem, thanks for sharing!… I have made note of it as I will no doubt read it again in the future!!.. the whole world should read your poem and maybe in time many will!!…

    “The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” Frederick Buechner

  15. Fabulous, Bette. I send my wishes for peace to all.

  16. Lovely words, Bette! 💗

  17. Really beautiful words Bette. 🌼

  18. Exquisite. ❤

  19. You describe the ‘peace’ I wish for, Bette. Too often, ‘peace’ is a todo list. Sigh.

  20. Beautiful poem, Bette. I hope one day we find that peace, not only in our own lives, but for the world. ❤

  21. I missed it, but I celebrate the Prince of Peace every day! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!

  22. Happy Friday, Bette! I wish ‘Peace Day’ was every day. I love your poem! It’s beautiful and inspiring and has great flow. Enjoy your weekend! ❤ xx

  23. Dear Bette, Thank you for your heart-felt words. Hands across the world….If only! Peace and love. x Joy

  24. Every day should be international peace day. Lovely poem, Bette. Hugs and love, my friend. ❤

  25. Your poem is perfect, Betty!

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