By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11

Whispers in my ears
Let me stop and hear:
The voices of pain and despair
Float through the air,
Climate change, war and disease
Make them stop, please.
Awaken the first world, sound the bells
Raise awareness, heed the yells.
I wish for Ebola vaccines,
An end to war machines,
Safe animal habitats, land and marine,
And for the world to be serene.