Last week the Kellogg-Hubbard Library we had a program called, Chernobyl Remembered: Voices of Chernobyl. Maia Failco attended this program with her mother and her mother's partner. Maia shared this poem with me. Out of the mouths of babes......wisdom.
Last Minute Poem for Chernobyl
A battle for nothingness.
Never won and never lost.
So many causes -
dying nuclear power plants,
big factories, hate, war.
And yet, disease is the only one majorly fought.
To those fighting other causes,
I say, “Keep going!”
- Maia Fialco, age 8
This poem was written for the 20th anniversary of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.