Ben Nuttall-Smith
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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I feel the pain in the world
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Human Rights
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Fear caused by ignorance. If people could get to KNOW one another, they'd be more willing to help their neighbor.
Can we change the world?
More about me
I'm a poet writing and singing about humanity. I've always felt for the underdog. I'm also a survivor.
Promise to respect others and refrain from spamming?

My World (sung). This is my wish for world peace – for my grandchildren.

my world

i want to grow up in a world
where little birds nest in the trees,
i want to feel the breeze
and taste the cool clean air
i want to walk down by the river,
see the moon among the ripples,
count the stars and smell wild flowers
and know i'm free.

all my neighbours would be friendly;
they'd be white and brown and black,
and i'd know each name
and show them that i care,
i want my children to be happy
and my children's children too;
i need to know they'll laugh and sing
and cry like me.

in that world we'd fight all wars
around a table in a hall
with wooden soldiers and lead sailors in a line.
and then the losers and the winners
would invite us all to dinners
where we'd cheer the referee,
a child of nine.

what a world this world would be
where i'd need you and you'd need me
and every one we met would smile
and call us "friend",
if we hurry, we'll just make it,
change the world before they break it
call for love and bring the madness to an end.

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At 8:10pm on June 12, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 7:04am on December 2, 2009, Motorcycle Hippy Al said…
Ben, "Thank You" for "My World"

I think Everyone, deep down inside wants it to be their World also. We just got to bring it to the surface. "Happy Trails" Peace, Al

At 9:30pm on June 29, 2009, Rashad said…
Hi it’s good to see you how are you? Are you enjoying our network, I love it; too many good and committed people are here.
Regards, love and peace.
Chairman: Hope development organization.
At 8:58pm on March 4, 2009, Ben Nuttall-Smith said…
A Poem for Gaza by Ben Nuttall-Smith

I knew you as a small boy
Playing dreidel in the sand.
Your father was the rabbi,
Your Mama my best friend.

We went to school together,
And both sang khanuka songs.
Our days were warm and happy,
Before a thousand wrongs.

I loved you as a brother
When our homes were heart by heart.
But they built a wall of hatred
To drive us far apart.

One day last week I found you
Lying legless in the sand,
A bullet through your shoulder,
An AK in your hand.

I knew you as a small boy
Playing dreidel in the sand.
Your father was the rabbi,
Your Mama my best friend.
At 12:24am on January 3, 2009, Ben Nuttall-Smith said…
Through Music - Peace

When People sing,
souls leap past race, creed, dress, and tongue,
to grasp brother, sister, and friend,
in the multi-coloured tones
of joy, hope, and love.
At 12:22am on January 3, 2009, Ben Nuttall-Smith said…
Tea (Çay) (written while visiting Turkey.)

In Turkey, there’s a custom
warm and friendly, come what may:
A glass of tea with sugar, offered free,
while browsing in the market place
or waiting in the shade
for a bus or for a boatride on the sea.

It's a brand of hospitality
the world could well adopt.
Wherever there's a stranger at the door,
serve a simple glass of apple tea with sugar on the side
and we'd sit as friends
and never go to war.

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