A Call from the Youth of the Land…
Let Harmony Breed World Peace!
By Ed Palomado
Let harmony breed peace the world over…yes!…give it a chance! That is our call, we, the youth of the land to you, our elders and parents with differing advocacies and views that have been splitting the world into segments of disparity. The world is a sphere and should have insured the smooth flow of relationship among men as there are no corners that serve as hindrances…that is why God made it as such.
We did not ask to be born into a world beset with chaos due to mere differences in the color of our skin and the diverse tongues that are supposed to bind the world together. Add to them cultures and traditions that have differing propensities.
We did not ask to be born into a world quivering on a foundation weakened by uncertainties as to what the future would bring. In the meantime, more innocent newborn are being brought forth as the hands of time tick with reminders about our hazy destiny. Where should we go from where we stand today?…yes!…where, beloved elders and parents?
Greed has pathetically overshadowed humane principles, having been fed by the unrelenting selfishness of many world leaders. And, pride has blinded the same arrogant leaders who do not give a damn while treading on the path leading toward aspired success that must be had at all cost. They failed to see the rights of others that they trampled to make their covetous desire come true. We, the youth are among the trampled, a misfortune that have cut short a life that could have made us savor what lies ahead of us.
Why must we, the youth, suffer for all of these?
Why can’t there be even a bit of tolerance for all the differences that ensued when God created humanity?
Why can’t tolerance be observed as a show of respect to what others believe in?
Why can’t there be just music instead of the cracking guns that spit forth death?
Why can’t there be love instead of hate?
And, why can’t we extend a hand of compassion, instead of one gripping a gun?
If we let tolerance prevail, there would be understanding…if we let love overcome our hate, there will be compassion….and, if we give harmony a chance, there will be a soothing and delightful tranquility, as everything would just fall into their proper places with synchrony that shall bring forth peace!
So, now I am asking again…why not give peace a chance to rule the world?
(An oratorical peace composed by Ed Palomado for a student in his speech clinic, and which I edited.)