A Beacon of Hope poem
I dreamed a dream of peace,
A time when war would cease,
I looked across the Earth,
Saw none who suffered dearth,
Saw everyone content,
Able to pay their rent.
In this vision of hope the Earth was one country,
Humanity, the leaves and the fruits of one tree
All living together in love and harmony.
I heard a fervent voice ringing
Like ten thousand angels singing
Proclaiming a new day's dawning
With humanity united
As citizens of the planet:
While I watched a new age unfold
The voice continued proclaiming
A new heaven and a new Earth,
Human dignity unblighted,
The torch of liberty lighted
And shining across the planet
Line Count: 21
Form: Beacon of Hope: 3 stanzas; 1st stanza 6 lines of 6 syllables; 2nd stanza 3 line of 12 syllables; 3rd stanza 12 lines of 8 syllables; to rhyme or not is left up to the poet; center this poem.