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 do 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.
By Anna, 3rd Grade
Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Laura Mercado, a 6th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.
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. Click here to learn more.
Special thanks to Susan Phillips, an independent radio producer and KPFT volunteer in Houston, who recorded and produced all the poems for the WITS A Poem a Day campaign.