Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Price Of Peace--By Andrew Ntchindi Jere--Malawi

Price Of Peace

Peace traded for freedom,
To a community,
It’s a blue flame,
Baking peace to the core.

Respect for one another,
A fair cost for peace,
Never fluctuates,
Affordable by torn or intact pockets.

Love, a price tag on peace,
A good relationship basic need,
At every clock tick
Nurtures a fellowship society.

In harmony, hooked hands
bridge identity gaps,
Pulls and pushes peace smoothly
Along any dot on the oval globe.

The price of understanding brings
Peace that soars to the peak of space,
Sun shining in the darkness of conflict
As an new song of joy.   

Andrew Ntchindi Jere is a youthful Malawian poet. His poems have been extensively published in his country’s leading local newspapers, magazines and online publications. His poem, “The Charcoal Maker” was nominated in the 2013 Wisdom Dede Kamkondo Poetry Competition; the most prestigious Malawian poetry competition. He is a first year student at Mzuzu University, Malawi. He believes that God is his source of creativity.


  1. Peace is something one is constantly searching for - which in some cases has some heated unrests. Great poetry about a topic one seeks on a daily basis...

    Rhoda Galgiani

    1. Dear Rhoda,
      Thanks for your encouragement. We indeed need peace in everything that we do, no matter how good it is - without peace it might seem bad.

  2. Andrew I always enjoy anything written on peace. Your poem was no less enjoyable to me. The line that resonated with me was "love, a price tag on peace", is so apropos. For without love there can be no peace. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

    1. Dear Charlene,

      I feel honored. It is very true that without love peace is impossible. All factors that enforce peace emanate from love. Thanks

  3. Thanks for sharing your poem "Price Of Peace," Andrew. You give us a little reminder that peace is not cheap, but pleasant and necessary to our livelihood. Blessings to you.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG Publications! / Creative Inspirations

    1. Maurine,

      Yes peace indeed is not just cheap but can be bought by anyone with how one relates to another person in a society. Blessings too.

  4. Hi, Andrew, your perception of the bargains we make toward achieving peace are right on and although the end result is totally in the dream of the poet, we still continue to write and hope and dream that someday we will know and experience all of the parallels that come with peace. Keep writing about it and keep touching the cynic and the cold heart. Words are one of the most powerful effects and affects that we have at our disposal........... Sheri

    1. Hie Sheri, that's very true.Words is indeed the most powerful effects and affects to our disposal. Will keep writing. Thanks for your encouragement.

  5. Well put. I love the idea of hands hooked in harmony and I believe that most people in the world long for this. You've given us all a voice with this poem.


    1. Hie Pam, thanks for your honest encouragement. I feel blessed. Thanks

  6. Peace is a prerequisite for development. A relevant and great piece.

  7. Thank you, John Williams, for the following comment--

    A message so meaningful. What a joy to feel the power of freedom. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.