Poetry Friday Reading Themes War, Poetry, Refuge, Peace

[Poetry Friday] A Ten-Year-Old’s Vision of Peace

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Fats here.

I’m delighted to be part of this week’s Poetry Friday! The verses I’m going to share with you today were taken from I Dream of Peace: Images of War by Children of Former Yugoslavia. The book is a collection of text and illustrations written and drawn by children in wartime. Art therapy aims to help heal the traumas brought about by war. I will go into more detail when I discuss the book next week, so please be on the lookout for that.

Poetry Friday round-up is happening at Poetry for Children, hosted by Sylvia Vardell.

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Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

11 comments on “[Poetry Friday] A Ten-Year-Old’s Vision of Peace

  1. Hi, Fats. I’m sad that this post is so timely. Peace is something every child should have, not only in dreams but in their every day lives.


    • Fats Suela

      Hi, Laura! I read from another book that peace is hard to achieve because man chooses war instead. It’s a sad thought that the children are the ones who suffer the most when nations go into conflict.


  2. What a beautiful, poignant poem! Thanks for sharing, Fats. Had to tweet about it 🙂


  3. So sad, yet so powerful coming from this ten year old. How I’d love to see guns blossoming with flowers.


    • Fats Suela

      Hello, Michelle! It tugs at your heartstrings, doesn’t it? I would love to see that, too! Someday, perhaps.


  4. Candy from the sky — sounds good to me, too 🙂 Thanks for sharing this moving, heartfelt poem, Fats. I look forward to hearing more about art therapy next time.


  5. Beautiful. I so appreciate the theme you’ve chosen this summer.


  6. janet wong

    Ten years old: hard to believe. Thank you for sharing–and I look forward to seeing next week’s post.


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