Childhood

Posted February 23, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

The feeling of being a little kid

having no worries

nothing you do is wrong

the fun of the toys

birthday parties

stuffed animals

how could you know that in just a few years

they would be sold, given to other people

even thrown away

But when you lose something you can also gain something

maturity, knowledge, responsibility, respect

starting to read long books

with only words and no pictures

By Jason, 9th grade

Photo by jakeliefer via Flickr

 

Spell to Be a Toy

Posted February 11, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Play with me
And have some fun
Because I want to be a toy
Fight or dance
Kick or sing
But don’t forget to
Make believe
Stay still or move
Talk or scream
Take a sword but play with me
Never stop
And play some more
Because I don’t want to get bored

By Horacio, 3rd grade

Photo by hownowdesign via Flickr