Walking A Peaceful Path

We were all put on this earth to enjoy the beauty of nature and to love each other in peace.

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The sun is already high in the sky by the time we descend from the mountain. The morning fog has lifted and our eyes follow the path with ease. We can now see the loch down below, a pale blue shimmer catching the colours from above.

The soft humming of insects and the call from the eagle let us know we are never alone.

We see the old man in his blue dungarees up in the distance. He turns around and waves with his hat.

“Nice to see you again,” he says. “I am later than normal because the fog was so dense.”

“We waited a bit too before setting off,” says our companion “and it has turned out so beautiful now.”

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Near the bend is a sign that says ‘Please use the path’.

“I always choose the path of peace,” says the old man. “There is so much going on in the world that makes it even more important. It is what most of us want. We all want a world where our children can feel safe and loved.”

I touch his hand with my nose and he bends down to look into my eyes.

“You know, don’t you my friend? That the peaceful path starts within ourselves.”

I place my paw on his knee and touch his nose with mine.

We were all put on this earth to enjoy the beauty of nature and to love each other in peace.

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When we walk on our companion makes a few notes for a poem.

There has been a call from fellow bloggers to create one long poem together for peace. Our companion’s contribution is written below:

The sun finds a way
through clouds of information
and lights up the mountain
we are hiding behind.

A mountain of soldiers,
misunderstandings and phobias,
arms deals for big guns
and payments in kind.

The leaders who fooled us
have all been exposed,
the light becomes brighter,
the peace movement grows.

Those candles and shrines
wake hearts around the world,
our prayers grow stronger
now everyone knows.

Love is the answer
we can all hold hands,
create a new world together
where everyone understands.

© Xenia Tran

Poets For Peace is a collaboration created by Michael at the Poetry Channel and hosted by Neha at Forgotten Meadows. If you want to add your own poem please visit her blog and add it in the comments section.

I am sending you all so much love,

Eivor xxx

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Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

43 thoughts on “Walking A Peaceful Path”

      1. rescue dogs, rescue cats, I’ve not kept track of how many but at 49 years old, there’s been many loved creatures in my life. My sister collects russian wolf hounds…rescues….gorgeous creatures, but then again, all dogs have my heart…and kitties too 🙂

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      2. How wonderful, they have so much love to give and we can learn so much from our animals. Russian wolfhounds are such graceful sensitive hounds, we do not see many here in the Scottish Highlands. So lovely to meet you through this beautiful poetry project. Love and wags to all of you xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Ism and thank you also for your nomination for the Three Day Quote Challenge. I will decline your kind invitation as we already took part in this challenge in April and each of our three dogs offered one quote. The first quote was chosen by Eivor and you can read it here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2016/04/24/the-more-one-loves-three-day-quote-challenge/ The second quote was chosen by Pearl and you can read it here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2016/04/25/one-genuine-insight-three-day-quote-challenge/ and the third quote was chosen by Seamus and you can read it here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2016/04/26/what-we-do-in-life-three-day-quote-challenge/ This last quote is probably the most poignant as Seamus is no longer with us. Thank you for thinking of us and we send much love your way.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Debbie and it is so lovely to have your presence here too. I am looking forward to reading your posts and getting to know you too. Always know that you are never alone. Peace and blessings to you xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Janice. The world needs so much healing and the collaborative poem at Poets For Peace is still growing. If you want to, you can add a few words too at Neha’s blog. Thank you for visiting and we wish you a wonderful day :o)

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      1. Thank you Xenia… I am thinking of joining in or at least digesting more of the collaboration as it develops. Global peace is a huge and important topic…(I guess there are many levels or angles … but lately my thoughts have been on what’s going to turn this upsurge of violence around…

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      2. I totally understand and there are so many different angles within the peace poem itself, it will be richer still when your thoughts are added. Some people have added more than one poem and I am hoping to add more over the next few weeks as well. Thank you again for giving this thought and we send you love and peace xxx


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