Haikus for Peace

Lexi LongoSeptember 3, 2018Conflict and PeacemakersPoetry


Her love and her hope

Carry with her until death

Carry with us now

World Peace

A blue sky, no clouds

A gentle ocean, so still

Only happiness


A powerful heat,

A murderous, blinding flash

All that is left, scars

1,000 Cranes

Their soft, gentle wings

Hover over Sadako

And fill her with hope

Lexi Longo is 13 years old and is a 7th grader at the Tower Hill School in Delaware. She loves Shakespeare, enjoys reading and writing and dreams of someday writing an novel, likely about Shakespeare.