When First Lady Laura Bush cancelled a poetry reading at the White House for fear that it would become a political forum, the disinvited poets declared February 12 National Poetry Against War Day and asked everyone to write and read poems for peace. So some of the kids in the Bruderhof Communitys school took up the challenge. Here are some of their creations. Some of these powerful images are very movingto the point of tears.
Refreshing poetry of eloquent young prophets ( A contribution from Clair Hostettler)
Wish of an Iraqi Child
Avalyn Mathis, Grade 6
Peace is a Puzzle
Joyce Kurtz, Grade 6