Category Archives: 11, 12, 13 year olds

Jordi, 13 ans

La paix, c’est une chose de vraiment recherchée,
Tout le monde la veut, veut la trouver,
Mais seulement le meilleur peut la trouver,
Après chercher pendant des années,
Pour la trouver, il faut vraiment s’y mettre,
Vraiment s’y mettre à son sujet. Continue reading

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Karen, aged 13

Now if I had a rainbow dream catcher,
Swaying in the wind by my open window,
I’d want it to scare away my nightmares.
Those which meander in my mind at night
And the ones I fear from turning real. Continue reading

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Katlo, aged 11

What is peace? Most people think it’s no war, but I think something different I think that peace is you and your family not quarrelling, it is you not felling stressed out about something and to me it’s also getting rid of or helping prevent sicknesses. Continue reading

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Liv, 13 ans

On ne le réalise peut-être pas,
Mais plein d’actions de paix viennent de toi et de moi.
Dans nos vies de tous les jours,
Quand nous jouons dans la cour Continue reading

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Luke, aged 12

When I was a boy I lived in Pakistan, there was much conflict between the government and the civilians over democracy. My dad was a part of this civil war against the government. At the time I was only seven and I didn’t understand what was going on. Continue reading

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Marc, aged 13

Nelson Mandela n’a pas reçu le prix Nobel de la paix pour n’importe quelle raison. Il a été emprisonné pour une raison injuste : d’avoir réclamé qu’un homme noir ou blanc ait les mêmes droits dans son pays, l’Afrique du Sud. Il a passé des années entières en prison, a être torturé mais lui, sage et innocent, il a écrit sur la paix. Continue reading

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Matt, aged 13

African dawn, no chanting, no death call.
A strange and aery silence has fallen in the presence of the rising sun.
Only the tall yellow elephant grass shushes it’s drying seed heads, in the pollen scented breeze. Continue reading

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