Jonathan (Aged 10)

Jonathon

PEACE STATEMENT FROM JONATHAN, PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENT
This statement was prepared and presented by Jonathan, from Dromana Primary School, at the Mornington Peninsula Peace Vigil, October 2001.

I think that the world has too much hatred and that we must stop thinking the way we do. People are thinking too much about themselves and not about others. All children must stand together for peace. On behalf of Dromana Primary School, I’d like to say this prayer for peace, written by Michael Leunig.

God help us.
To rise up from our struggle,
Like a tree rises up from the soil,
Our roots reaching down to our trouble,
Our rich, dark dirt of existence,
Finding nourishment to live with
And holding us firmly
Always connected
Growing upwards and into the sun
As we strive for peace.

Thank you