Oh! God, send us a messenger of peace and love
Who would change the world.
Rain peace out of the cloudy sky
Then, make a peaceful day out of a storm.
Oh! God, send us a follower of peace and love
Who would remove the fog
Stop violence with peace and love
Then, make the people see a joyful future.
Oh! God, send us a volunteer of peace and love
Who would light the world.
Give us the warmth of the sun in the cold night
Then, open the eyes of the people and bring justice.
Rafik Maharjan was an 8th grader at Hindu Vidyapeeth-Nepal school in Balkumari, Nepal, when he wrote this poem.
Artwork by Charlie Calder created when he was in 11th grade. He is from New York.