Peace is one of my favorite things.  Not just inner peace, but a nation at peace.

While I live and work in the USA right now, I have another nation–Cote d’Ivoire.  It’s not at peace. In fact, it’s experiencing a full blown war.  I’m grieved to tune into BBC and see what’s going on.  I’ve experienced the mortars and the bullets flying.  It’s not something I’d wish on anyone.

It grieves me that people are dying.  It pains me that President Gbagbo won’t cede power.  I’m disappointed that the US government will involve itself in Libya, but won’t do more than talk at Cote d’Ivoire. Yesterday I was jazzed that things could happen without intervention; today I just want someone to make it stop.

President Gbagbo, you have the power to bring peace back to the nation you’ve loved and invested in.  Please do it.  Please make this mess stop.  Please become a Man of Peace.

*Please note–this expresses my feelings and mine alone.  They do not represent the opinions of anyone else.  Please don’t assign them to anyone or anything else.  I only speak and write for myself.*

photo courtesy of United Nations Photo

Today I’m participating in Lisa Jo’s/The Gypsy Mama‘s Five Minute Friday. Today’s prompt? “Favorite Things” The instructions? Set the timer for 5 minutes, write and don’t edit. Post. Not too difficult. Go over to her site and see what others have to say about today’s topic, then do your own and link up!

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