For 10 years now, Bridgeview Montessori student poets have been entering their peace poems in the Voices of Peace Poetry Contest sponsored by the Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. A very special thanks to our Elementary Team, Jolie Drury, Kathleen Finucane, Monika Gomes, and Rebecca Cohen for supporting our students as they dig deep.
Lane, 5th Year
Why the war? Why
the guns? Why can't we all be
friends? Talk it out, come up with a plan
to stop this war? We can, we can! Our world
could be a better place if we were all nice to
each other. Some people can be mean, some
people can be hatred, stern, or furious but
no matter how rude or how mean
we can stop this war. We can,
we can now. We can
change this world.
I know it.
Hush . . .
Aubryn, 6th Year
Holding on, and then letting go
To all that is troubling.
To all that we fret.
Can we find a true state of mind
Averting the dark clouds of worry.
So all that we fear will be gone.
Abling your restless body to relax,
And ease into a sound sleep.
Losing touch with reality.
To a light sleep,
softening into an enlightening dream.
Know that when you awaken,
The world for you will never be the same..
Hush . . .
Sound of War
Jonathan, 4th Year
The sound of soldiers marching through the empty streets,
my neck is burning in the summer heat.
I can't stand the sound of war,
the sound of bomb shells exploding as they hit the floor.
I cringe at the sight of tanks rolling down the the road,
while I sit on the curb with my little pet toad.
I hope all this war and fighting will end,
and then the whole world can all be friends.
Ava, 3rd Year
I found a place of peace.
It was a wonderful place for peace.
There wasn’t any room for meanys.
There was only room for peace.
Everyone was happy until one day.
A meany came that very day.
So they made so much peace.
And so the meany went away.