Oh lord, let this world awakePosted: 2015/01/24
Text: Solveig Hansen
With extremism on the rise, flogging of bloggers and free press under attack, let’s listen to the words of a young poet. Anjali Sinha (15) from India was one of the participants in the 2014 IFLAC Children’s Peace Train Poetry Festival. Her poem, “A World Where,” is a prayer for the world to awaken, for the freedom to love, imagine and express oneself.
A WORLD WHERE
By Anjali Sinha, age 15
Where the vision feels no fear,
The breathe is no more nervous,
The hands are no more bound,
And stretch high to touch the sky.
Where the heart is free to love,
Where the mind is free to imagine,
Where the feet are no more bound,
And can walk on the right path.
Where the ears need not strain anymore
To hear a caring word from a friend,
Where the lips are no more quiet,
And are free to express the thoughts of the soul.
Where people feel no fear,
To lend a helping hand,
To a neighbour in distress.
Where every laughter comes from heart
And every tear, of happiness.
Where trust prevails in every heart
And every reason of gratitude be justified.
Where feelings know no boundaries,
Where billions of hearts beat together,
In the dawn of peace and joy,
Oh lord, let this world awake.
The Peace Train poems are published in an anthology called A Child for Peace: