Rose Fisher is 13. As part of an RE lesson she was asked to write a poem on the topic of 'Is there a God'. Her work was so profound and moving that it was published, together with other poems from young people, in a book called 'Spirited Poetry'. It's a fantastic resource that will make a huge impact in assemblies or lessons. Showing students other people's work will often get them thinking on a much deeper level themselves.
So here's Rose's poem:
Where is God?
Rose Fisher Age 13
God's in the snowflake that melted
But not in the snowball you threw
She's in the midnight shadow that might
Have been there if the cloud only moved
God is in the words of the story
But not in the book's printed page
She's in every word that was shouted
But more in what you never dared say
God lives in the living fur's touch
But not in the leather punk boots
He is in the cool stars of midnight
But more in the dawn's golden fruits
God's in the first fair trade chocolate
But not in the millionth Kit-Kat
She's in the succulent pork meat
But more in Quorn. That's a fact!
God's not always in my heart
Or even in my head
But God can be there every step of the way
Even when he's just one step ahead