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    Poem of the Month, September 2013: Teddy Bears for Guns

    In honor of the International Day of Peace, September 21, we chose “Teddy Bears for Guns” as the Poem of the Month.

    “On this International Day of Peace, let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity. Let us fight for peace and defend it with all our might.”
    (UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon)


    By Ada Aharoni

    My man of the year
    Is the wonderful, wise one
    Who sat himself in the midst
    Of the West with a huge box
    Of chubby Teddy Bears
    On New Year’s Day,
    Attracting an endless
    Queue of cheering kids –
    Holding guns

    He playfully showed
    With a smile and a wink
    And a Teddy Bear hug –
    It could be the beginning
    Of a honey-laden decade
    In a brave new world

    By wisely trading
    For Teddy Bears


    2 Comments on “Poem of the Month, September 2013: Teddy Bears for Guns”

    1. Marian says:

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    2. What a very touching poem! It’s great to read children hugging teddy bears opposed to guns.


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