I am the core of a red apple
I am the hawk with its eyes so bright
I am a sapling ready to grow
I am the darkest shadow
I am the scroll that will guide you
I am honey that flows on your pancakes
I am the drone whom you control
I am the sadness that brings you joy
I am the medicine that clears your throat
I am the love that flows through your heart
I am the person who will heal your sadness
I stand in your heart until the end
I will guide you on your journey to Mount Everest
by Vincent, 3rd grade
Click the media player above to listen to the poem read on Sunny 99.1, KPFT 90.1, and KTRU 96.1 by Mackenzie, WITS Youth Advisory Council Student. The background music is “Journey Near Complete” by Ketsa. Freemusicarchive.org. Produced by Susan Phillips.
Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, KPFT 90.1, Sunny 99.1, and KTRU 96.1.