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Third Place

Peace Like A River
 by Meg Carr
16 years old, Pennsylvania

Peace like a river
Crashing over the banks of war and injustice
Cascading down the slope of hatred
Peace like a river
Extinguishing the fires of bombs and the blasts of guns
Breaking free of the dam of greed
Peace like a river
Cleansing the wounds of the fallen soldiers
Washing the tears of grief from the faces of women
Peace like a river
Nourishing the young
Teaching them the power of joy
Peace like a river
Forming a delta of justice and understanding
Smoothing the stones of obstruction
Peace like a river
Rushing onward, never ceasing
Towards an ocean of love


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