Poetry Friday: Jared, age 8

February 24th, 2010

This week’s Poetry Friday courtesy of Randi Allison. Thanks, Randi!

Did you see it?
Did you watch the opening ceremonies for the Olympics?
Did you note that Israel and Iran were separated by Ireland?
Did you remark to someone about how beautiful the faces of the world’s athletes are?
Did you see the optimism the athletes have for our world shining in their eyes?

Countries from around our globe have laid down their weapons for 16 days, and the best part is we are fortunate to watch it all unfold.

And now I’d like to introduce you to Jared who was so moved by his first viewing of the Olympics he just had to write…

Peace is a present waiting to be unwrapped.
When the box is ripped open
Peace is set free.
Peace is a gift
not just any gift,
Peace is a gift from God.
Peace is not just as important
as life.
Peace is a wish
that makes life important,

Jared
age 8

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mrs. V  |  March 1st, 2010 at 12:41 am

    It has been fun having young children’s poetry featured. What a great idea!

  • 2. Dan  |  March 3rd, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Wow! Great work Jared. You are an inspired writer. Thanks for opening our eyes about peace in our world. You are a true embassador of peace.

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