A Plea for Peace
I created this poem in response to all the combative chatter that has been all over social media and in the news lately. I wrote it in between takes on a commercial shoot in LA that I was involved in, which helped pass the time and helped me wind down from all the media provocation that had me so agitated.
I wrote it in iambic pentameter to elevate the discourse, and which, as an exercise, is calming, like knitting. What we want peace to be.
Afterwards I realized it would be effective to make one of my impressions videos out of it, and assigned different celebrities to say particular lines. I recorded the voices in my home studio, created the artwork and had my friend Geoff Levin compose some simple music. I hope people find something to relate to in it.
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Top image: Prayer flags, courtesy Wikimedia.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim Meskimen is a film and television actor who specializes in voices. His impressions were featured in viral videos by Jibjab Media, on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Whose Line is it, Anyway, America's Got Talent and on the TV series Impress Me, in which he starred with Ross Marquand. In his one man show, Jimpressions, he takes his audiences on a journey across a vocal landscape of over 65 celebrities.
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