More than Two.

August 30th, 2011

One child holds the misspelled sign
One child holds a big glass jar
One child encourages the other
One child sits to rest a while.

Two children and a simple idea.
Two children on a street corner.
Two children believe they can make a difference.
Two children do.

Many days standing out there
Many pedestrians and passer-bys
Many pennies collected for peace
Many opened hearts and smiles

Two children know they are connected
to more than two in Pakistan.
Two children inspire me
To be more of who I am.

http://www.penniesforpeace.org/about-the-program/

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  1. Margaret says:

    You must be so proud of them. I am. Love you, M
     

  2. Caro Webster says:

    What a beautiful poem.  My children made some money selling lemons (from our farm) on the footpath outside our home.  They gave the bulk of the money to the RSPCA to help abused animals.  Made my heart sing. x

  3. Meg says:

    Children seem to know just what to do, while we adults scratch our heads feeling helpless. Love it Caro.

     

  4. rosemary says:

    this is beautiful..

  5. Beautiful! Thank You for sharing this!
    It made me think of a poem I wrote several years ago, watching children play in Central Park:

 



    true artistry

    Young poets in sundresses
    With blue ribbons
    And scraped knees
    Painting pictures with their smiles
    Gesturing silently for us to join them
    In their travels through majesty
    Effortlessly

    We feel the call to step into our own authenticity
    Attempting to recreate
    Something as pure as we witnessed momentarily

    Freckled playwrights creating dramas
    In the emotional fits of their own tragedy
    Writing music of the most beautiful symphony
    With the mere escape of their laughter

    We scramble- near frantically
    To understand the genius we observe
    If only for seconds to arrive at any version
    Of true artistry.

    by. Rachael Ehrlund
    birchnest.com