Dorking Quakers invite you to a candle-lit service
Sunday 11th November 6.30-7.30pm
An event marking the end of four years worldwide commemorations of World War One, to reflect on how we can all play a part in creating a more peaceful world.
Using Peter Appleton’s poem ‘The Responsibility’ (see below) as a focus we will reflect in the stillness and silence of a programmed Quaker Meeting how we all have a share in that responsibility.
Our doors will be open from 6.15 and the Meeting for Worship will begin at 6.30. Refreshments and a warm welcome to our lovely building will be on offer afterwards.
The Responsibility by Peter Appleton
I am the man who gives the word,
If it should come, to use the Bomb.I am the man who spreads the word
From him to them if it should come.I am the man who gets the word
From him who spreads the word from him.I am the man who drops the Bomb
If ordered by the one who's heard
From him who merely spreads the word
The first one gives if it should come.I am the man who loads the Bomb
That he must drop should orders come
From him who gets the word passed on
By one who waits to hear from him.I am the man who makes the Bomb
That he must load for him to drop
If told by one who gets the word
From one who passes it from him.I am the man who fills the till,
Who pays the tax, who foots the bill
That guarantees the Bomb he makes
For him to load for him to drop
If orders come from one who gets
The word passed on to him by one
Who waits to hear it from the man
Who gives the word to use the Bomb.I am the man behind it all;
I am the one responsible.