Give me lights

on my house,

a glowing roof

and sparkling windows.

My sunglasses are so bright,

like the sun.

I see twinkling stars

above the roof,

candles all around,

and when I walk out

I see my glowing bridge.

As I walk in,

I see fire-beetles

and fire-flies

dancing in the flame.

And when I sleep,

I see the brightest dream.

By Josiah, 6th Grade

Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by  Leah Schultz, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.

This poem is featured as part of the 2013 A Poem a Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more. 

Special thanks to Susan Phillips, an independent radio producer and KPFT volunteer in Houston, who recorded and produced all the poems for the WITS A Poem a Day campaign.  

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