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Recipe for Peace

The following beautiful Recipe for Peace was submitted by Paul Gable (ten years old from the Philippines), to a yearly literary competition for peace.

A Recipe for Peace

3 cups of love
4 cups of justice
3 1/2 cups of kindness
many open hearts
1 cup of mercy
3 heaping teaspoons of sharing
6 cups of trust
many prayers
2 cups happiness


MX missiles, Magnum 33
guns, war toys, star wars, hate,
mistrust, evil, and rejection


First mix justice and
mercy with kindness, then mix
peacefully love with trust.
Combine open hearts with prayers,
and finally add sharing with happiness.


to cities, countries,
neighborhoods, churches, mosques,
and then to the world.