Dukkha's Nemesis

Believe In Peace

Patty Morris And Dukkha's Nemesis
Patty Morris


As a get mad and ask questions later Irish kinda gal, I've struggled long and hard to find peace within in the hopes of more consistently offering peace to others. Too bad one of the very things that makes me maddest is war and the events leading up to wars (including ego trips and illegal executive actions). So, how do you stay peaceful when you feel anything but peaceful about the state of things out of your control? I guess the Buddha would remind me that there are so many abilities I have within to choose peace that worrying about what I can't control isn't exactly conducive to peace. I do think, though, if you're going to get angry (and who doesn't?), that you may as well use it for something productive, like protesting the machine that willfully concocts war, spitting out the bones of "casualties" as fast as it chews up the loved human beings comprising those "casualties".


I'm just an old hippy

Believe in Peace

Never hurt noone

I believed in Peace

I'm just an old soldier

Don't carry no gun

Won't stop waging Love

Til the Wars are done


Stop! Sending rocket ships

Up to the moon

Babies are crying

And dying

Too soon


It's funny but money

Don't appeal to me

'Cause money don't make you

Believe in Peace

Believe in Peace

Believe in Peace


I'm just an old hippy

Making Music and Love

Don't wear no pearls

Sure don't own no white glove

I don't know where I'm headed

But there's one thing I've found

If Love is your Compass

You're homeward bound


If I could buy up the Moon

Well, I think I'd just pass

When I look at who's First

Guess I'd rather be Last


It's Flowers not Power

That appeals to me

'Cause Power don't make you

Believe in Peace

Believe in Peace

Believe in Peace


I'm just an old hippy

I believed in Peace

Never meant no harm

I just believed in Peace

Believe in Peace

Believe in Peace





(c)2008 Patty Morris