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,
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.