Do You Believe In Peace?

by maxi malone

Peace0It was a perfect picture until the day a serpent whispered in Eve’s ear. She listened, than immediately forgot the rules.

Like the child who refused to obey her mother.

Years ago our friends had a little girl who didn’t listen; she ran down the driveway into the street. The seven-year-old was struck by a car and didn’t survive.

Neither did the marriage.

Time passed and the same friend lived with us when a call came in one night. I knew it was bad as tears streamed down his face and the phone shook in his hand.

His other daughter had married but divorced. Her former husband wouldn’t accept that it was over and she had the right to a new life. He stalked her constantly. On this night he came to her home with a gun and forced his way inside.

When our friend got the call it was over; his daughter and son-in-law were gone. All because the son-in-law refused to live by the rules, it was his way or no way.

Most of us realize that in order to have peace, whether it be personal or worldly, we must have rules. One of the greatest of these is to respect one another’s beliefs.

Still, there are those who respect no one.

Peace1The most dangerous people in the world can be the violent extremists; those who demand that we live in accordance with their rules, their beliefs. If not, we lose the right to exist.

They will always be with us.

“As long as man is on earth there will be war.”  maxi malone

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies at the LBC have their own tales to tell:
Blackwatertown, Maxi, Maria/Gaelikaa,
Padmum, Ramana, Shackman speaks, The Old Fossil

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About Maxi Malone

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath.
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