Children Want Peace On Earth was scrawled on a wooden sign, as I walked through Lorraine’s Arrowhead greenhouse on Horse Lake Road.
The sign became the inspiration for a song I later wrote and then forgot about. When Lorraine was diagnosed with cancer I remembered it. It had been eight years…”Oh…no…I never told Lorraine…maybe it will cheer her up.” It did and more…
Luckily, the song wasn’t as hard to find as some of my work has been. I call it my treasure hunt and if you come back to my blog, I’ll explain it over time.
Lorraine has since passed away. In honour of her love for growing and for a world full of beauty and ORGANIC I will leave you with the lyrics to her song. I hope someday to hear children singing: “Sing Lorraine’s song…“
Lyrics to Song (followed by a recording)
Children Want Peace On Earth
Children want Peace on Earth And Love for everyone’s Life To get along when things go wrong So take a big breath, and sing Lorraine’s song… “Children want Peace on Earth.”
Children want Peace on Earth And a safe place for all living things To see our hands respect the land For in our dreams we are more than we seem… “Children want Peace on Earth.”
Children want Peace on Earth And lots of food and to play To fly so free where no nets should be To laugh out loud and always be proud… “Children want Peace on Earth.”
Children want Peace on Earth And an end to war and to grief To hold their candles in the wind And know the flame grows strong between friends… “Children want Peace on Earth.”