I want to make a difference
I want to help
light up this world
but it is only
a dream
I am too small to change
so I dream
and I wish
but then I remember
the Shabbos candles
the small candles
light up the room
and then I realize
I can too
no matter how small
I may be
I am a candle
and I can light up the world


—  Chaya Gurevitz
Age 11
Yeshiva Girls School of Pittsburgh, West Virginia