Posted September 14, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

when I am heavyhearted

my thoughts fly

they float alone


on a forgotten street

with a blue like my sweater

under its wings



ruminating eternally

By Rosa, age 11

Photo by crochetgal via flickr

How I Feel Today

Posted August 20, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

Today I feel so happy.
I love candy.
I don’t know why I’m happy.

Oh, I am happy because
I stuck myself today.

Sometimes, I feel split in half,
like a sunset with beautiful flowers and
a frost with so much horror and death.

But today I feel like dancing,
like the couple in Paris and
playing like a Jack Russell terrier
and eating much too much candy
which the hospital won’t give me.

And I am sipping a cup of tea.

By DeAndrea, age 12

Collage made by the author and published in the anthology, My Hand is So Complicated and My Mind is a Mystery, published by Writers in the Schools and Texas Children’s Hospital