Peace to YouAug 27, 2013 11:59PM ● By Maisie Raftery, Publisher
In honor of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, on September 21, I want to share a poem comprised of contributions by children ages 5 to 11.
What Peace Means to Children: The World We All Need
by Kids for Peace
a wish that grows around the world
everyone feeling music in their hearts
everyone having someone to love
everyone knowing they are in a safe place
everyone knowing they are beautiful inside and out
making art and sharing it with others
growing a garden, planting a tree
getting Dorothy back home
everyone playing sports instead of going to war
happiness for all, peace on Earth and pizza for all people
being kissed goodnight
every child having a family
every child having a ball to play with
at least one hug a day
a warm bed to dream in
the angel in my heart
using your voice for good
treating others as you wish to be treated
sending all soldiers home to their families
people shaking hands
keeping our world safe
knowing anything is possible
having fun and being kind
helping people in need
everyone having an education
everyone having good food
the beauty that surrounds the world
Kids for Peace Pledge
I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.
I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.
I pledge to care for our Earth with my healing heart and hands.
I pledge to respect people in each and every land.
I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.
I pledge to do my part to create peace for one and all.
Wishing you whatever Peace means to you,
Maisie Raftery, Publisher