I know today is one of those days when minds turn to war, and peace, and hopefully wish for the latter.
I was a little worried to write about such a big and important subject, but actually this is how I feel so that is all there is for me to say.
I looked for a little help with this by googling Poems for Peace. That led me to this beautiful site, with poems for peace from children around the world. To state the obvious, they are the ones who are the most important in this, as they are in charge soon!
I loved this poem, it is just so beautiful.
THE WORLD IS AT PEACE
Grown up people
scurry here and there
upon the crust of the earth
cursing each bump, grudging dis n' dat
like a garden full of bitter weeds.
I am a child
filled with salt from the sea mist
and the smell of green
that rides the air and feeds me
as I breath in and out.
A cooling breeze strokes musical notes
as it brushes the leaves
of the banana and breadfruit trees.
John crows jabber, parrots gossip and
Hummingbirds delight in the suckle of
the limebush flower.
The warmth of the sun wraps me
as I journey through each day.
The light of the moon guides me
as I find my bed and pray
for my family, my country,
all people to notice,
that the world itself is at peace.
This poem is by a 14 year old girl called Tanika Stewart from Jamaica. She must be a lovely, wise girl, judging by her poem.
I have loved rock week-so thank you Graciel for hosting such a great thing!
Have a peaceful weekend.