1,000 Pieces of Peace

 


for poets and authors of any age, anywhere: 

                           

									
Dear Fellow Poets and anyone anywhere who cares about peace,  NEWS in GREEN

Do you remember the story of Sadako, the little girl who died from Atomic poisoning in Hiroshima? She tried to fold 1,000 origami cranes before she died, an act of hope and peace. She died too soon. Since then, children from all over the world continue to send thousands of colorful peace cranes to the Peace Museum in Hiroshima. Thus, they show their support and faith.

I traveled for two weeks recently with Patch Adams and 25 other clowns on their 24th annual humanitarian clowning trip to Russia. We visited sick or abandoned children in hospitals, orphanages and home hospices, clowning and sharing love, laughter and peace. I caught the Gesundheit love-bug.

Action:  I am gathering poems, quotes, songs, prayers and 100-word prose pictures about peace from writers around the world, of all ages and backgrounds,. They will be arranged in a book with calendar format, the proceeds of which will go exclusively to these two peace non-profits:  Click on each to learn why!

Gesundheit (Patch Adams) 

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation


 
Would you please join us? 
   What:  	send one or more peace pieces *
   When:	Deadline: December 1, 2011                  
   Where:	 judy.fisk.lucas@gmail.com
   Why:	 To do something for peace 

Thank you from the center of my heart, 
Judy Lucas			 
SCBWI Member 



                        Sample quotes:

Peace is the only battle worth waging.   Albert Camus

Mitakuye oyasin.  We are all related.     Lakota Chief

When the power of love overcomes 
the love of power, the world will know
 peace.   Jimi Hendrix

Give peace a chance.  John Lennon
This is our cry. This is our prayer.
Peace in the world.     
(inscription on Sadako Sasaki’s 
statue in Hiroshima)
World peace begins on the playground.         Alexis O’Neill (author of The Recess Queen)
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