Peace less ness

Peace less ness


is it a noun

is it a verb

is it an adjective

is it only past tense

is it subjective, objective


not relevent to the society we live


  1. Peace is not just the

absence of conflict

the silence

after one defeats the


are quakers peace seeking missiles

are we just like all the rest

only quieter

do we need peace within our own house

before we seek our neighbour

do we fight over

what peace is

can we speak to our children of peace

do we dare

do we dare

do we dare


3 Peace is a struggle,

like Poetry

Peace is a seeking

not always a finding

Can we have a Peace Academy

Should we call it East


Peace is a resolution

that everyone agrees on

Peace is not a marriage

Peace is not a dream

for the dream less

Would Peace be Matriarchal, Patriarchal

or equal in the dreaming

Is Peace the absence of fear

in screaming who you are

in not having to scream

in not holding your screams


in not holding your dreams


  1. Who holds Peace

who owns it

who owns the definitions

whose words are true

5 Can we have a meeting
Can we talk about it
Can we do more than talk
How do we know?

Inspired by the June 13th, 1993
Chester Friends Business Meeting

and also the Waco Massacre.

Bob Small 6-13-93

About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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