Long Live the Peace Poets

 

Soba - my old friend, now watching us dance.

Soba – my old friend, now watching us dance.

Yesterday, I sat quietly for two hours and listed to 70 Peace Poets (K-12) recite their creations at the 15th Annual Oahu Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards. I enjoyed them all, leaving the auditorium with a host of images of peace in my mind. There was only one of the 70, however, that has stuck in my head. It was 10 words, written by a Grade 2 student. I’m sorry that I can’t recall her name, or even the title of the beautiful poem, just the image of peace that she left me with, one I don’t think I will be forgetting soon. Thank you little poet. Bring change.

My family, dancing together,

My dogs, watching from heaven,

Peace.

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