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An island where only twins

live in a seashell sea

surrounded by sparkling water,


Huge, hundred foot waterslides

that twirl in the air,


An elevator made out of wood and grass,

Coconuts cut out on the inside so

lights can shine like stars instead,


A black, gooey, squishy swamp

where a serpent sleeps,


A place where pink, turquoise dragons

live in the enchanted walls,


All of us live in tubes, inner tubes made of grass.

A lake swarms inside my house.

We are mermaids, shimmering and fierce.


By Olivia, 3rd grade


Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Grace Lytle, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Faculty is Regina Ellis, Texas History Teacher. The background music is “Tropical Sunrise” by Podington Bear from the Free Music Archive:  http://www.freemusicarchive.org. 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.

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