As preparations for our first staged reading heat up, I am reminded to step back and remember why we are doing this in the first place.


by Leanne T.

Riverside Primary School, UK

One laugh can start a minute.

One rose can dawn the hope.

One seed can set of nature.

One creature can spark spring.

One friend can make a difference.

One breath of fresh air will relieve our lungs.

One sunbeam will light our world.

One star guides millions of minds.

One laugh can change the gloom.

One word starts a life and it’s all up to you.

Leanne was one of the winners of a 2007 Writing Competition presented by a UK charity. Thank you, Leanne, for sharing your poem and reminding us of our mission.