Gabriel Banda Peace Notes, 02: Poem, “No More Hurting People,” after Boston Bombing’s Martin Richard

No More Hurting People

A Poem

By

Gabriel C Banda

 

“No More Hurting People. Peace,”

Martin William Richard Speaks,

No more hurting people,

Words Alive, Words of Life,

From the Dawn of Life,

For Life to Live

 

No more hurting people,

Martin Richard speaks on

Beyond Marathon Bombs

No more hurting people

 

Eight year old speaks, words eternal

Words beyond Boston Spring, 2013

Words for Life, Words for Us,

For the living, Words for Living

No more hurting people

We will not Hate, we will not Hurt

 

Beyond the Spring Bomb,

No more hurting

Soothe the wound, Heal the wound

No one is stranger, No one an alien on earth

For as us, all are

 

No more hurting people,

Martin William Richard Slain,

Boston Martyr

Martyred at Copley Square

 

“No more hurting people”

These words shall win, win the Marathon of Life

No more hurting people,

Etched in us,

A pledge, Covenant with Life

 

No more wounds,

No more hurting people, no more hunting people

Not swords, not bombs

Not curses,

No more hurting people

 

This Commandment, tablet from Boston

No more hurting people, Covenant with Life

Raise the Tablet, No More Hurting People

No more being hurt

 

Raise the Martin Richard tablet high,

Day and Night,

No More Hurting People

No more hunting People

 

O Eternal Marathon, hand with torch alight and high,

Other hand carrying tablet shining,

No more hurting people

Soothe the wounds, Heal the wounds,

No more hurting people. Peace.

 (c) Gabriel C Banda, April 2013. Lusaka.

Email: ginfinite@yahoo.com                    gabriel.c.banda@facebook.com

  • The Independent Newspaper and others have, in April 2013, published a picture of Martin Richard holding a chart with the hand writing “No More Hurting People. Peace.”

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