The ocean writes notes to those
who seek its majestic treasure of beauty.
My future is swallowed by those
who disturb its tranquility.
Belief cries and sounds like a person’s heart
being double crossed and tossed away.
Monday is defeated by all the other days
like the weakest god on Mt. Olympus
being beaten by Zeus.
Determination cartwheels over
the lost hope of the living.
My heart explodes after being
broken by my first true love.
Knowledge tumbles after it has been
put to the test and failed
with a relentless fate ahead.
Hope dances as it goes down the meadow.
By Eti-Ini, 4th grade
Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Kyla Mays, a 6th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Faculty is Diana Grosscope, Piano Teacher. The background music is “Our Tape” by Jurrivh www.soundcloud.com. Produced by Susan Phillips.
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