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By Kayla Medina
December 29, 2011

Peace whimpers at wars
She uproars at bullies
Peace can’t bear the toxicants of pollution
She hears the sounds from tiring guns and sees the flashes
in horror.
Peace is knowledgeable and is as wise as an old owl
She is the symbol of all things great and peaceful
Peace shares bliss with all who love nature as much as her
Peace is everywhere and is in everyone
Give peace a chance and she will leave her mark on your

[Kayla Medina is a fifth-grader from the G. L. Cooke Elementary School in Monticello, NY.]