My Brother

Posted June 4, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

[Photo by Fort Photo via Flickr]

I walked out my door
to the pond and made
ripples in the water
Velvet swallows cried
out the pain I felt
My brother’s whisper
was still with me
Wind whirled around me
and my sigh was quiet
I thought I’d be going
to heaven that moment
to be with my brother
But instead it snowed and I
closed my eyes and walked
back toward the door sadly.

By Jessica, 3rd grade

Eathan, Eathan

Posted February 2, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

 

I love you.
When I’m far from you I miss you.
I will show you how to defend yourself.
I will show you how to play baseball and soccer.
I will show you how to behave.
I will show you how to love.
I will show you how to miss someone.
I will show you dodge ball
and to comprehend it all.
I will show you how to be nice.
and how to make friends.
Get away from the enemies.
Be smart.
I will show you how to cook
and how to ride a bike.
I will show you how to be a good brother.

By Genesis, 4th grade
[photo by Job Garcia via flickr]