I’m the brightest parrot
flying in the jungle.
I’m the sugar in the coffee,
maybe the salt to the sour salad.
I’m the moon that glistens in the dark;
he’s like the sun to the sunset.
We are the peak of a cold mountain.
You are the skyscraper to the breeze;
I’m the greatest spark in the crystal,
shining like when the sunlight
touches a diamond and it starts
to blink brightly. I’m a big
ball of fire, made from hot lava
that comes out of a volcano
of courage. I’m the future traveler,
and I will meet you in the future.
By Kevin, 6th grade
Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Summer Ames, a 6th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Faculty is Gary Leger, Magnet Coordinator. Music is by Gerry Davis, “Magical Forest.” www.jamendo.com. Produced by Susan Phillips.
Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and KPFT 90.1.
Original post: November 14, 2014