To grow tall and big when others are
taller than me, to grow taller than the
sky, the blue sky and the yellow sun,
the hot warm sun high above and the
cold sky surrounded by thick clouds.
Emptiness, just the sky and the sun
above me, the ocean blue below me and
the soft clouds floating by, the sun on
one side and the moon on the other,
to fly up and rest in the empty sky with
a single cloud for my bed and the sun as a
blanket to keep me warm, the birds to
make me fall asleep, the sky open like
a window, the moon dark and silent, a
place to relax, to rest in the emptiness
of the sky, a quiet place to softly sleep,
an urge is a desire to express something
bottled up inside.

By Salvador, 7th grade
[photo by Captain Heather via flickr]

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This poem is featured as part of the 2009 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.

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