On My Birthday

Posted March 24, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

March, it’s my favorite month
Of the whole year
Because it’s my birthday
But this month it keeps
On raining too much
And if it keeps on raining
Until my birthday
It will ruin my day
But I like it
Because I see a lot of flowers
That my mom plants
In the heart shaped garden
She plants many kinds of flowers
Like roses, tulips, and many more
But the ones I love the most
Are the white lilies.
She says that they are mine
A gift from her to me
On my birthday.

By Karen, 10th grade
[photo by Sally Emmett via flickr]

Turning Ten (as if I want to…)

Posted August 7, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

It’s more like something you really like,

Taken away. . .

Somewhere far from your reach.

How many things that were taken away,

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 things were lost,

Returning was not an option,

Resisting the pain,

In the horrible,

Black and penetrating.

Listen, turning 10 is not an upgrade,

Even if you think so!

By Benjamin, 4th grade

[photo by Yoppy via Flickr]