We the Children of the World
We the children of the world want freedom to explore nature.
We the children of the world want to know more about space
and why Pluto is so small.
We want honesty so people can have a better world.
We the children of the world want no more bad words
that can hurt others' feelings.
We the children of the world want to read, read, read
so that our minds can learn and grow.
We want a lot of money so the children in Kenya d not live in poverty.
We the children of the world want a lot of food
so we do not go hungry, and our moms and dads
don't have to cook so much.
We the children of the world want to see
the beaches and hear the oceans.
Anna, 3rd grade
This poem is featured as part of the 2013 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Please go to www.witsblog.org or www.witshouston.org to learn more.