Thursday, April 26, 2018

I wrote previously that Smarty participated in Poetic Power contest in Fall. Her poem was accepted for publication, and she was happy to receive a book that contains her poem and has so many other wonderful poems written by students in grades 7-9. Now, when all is said and done, I can share her entry.

A Plant's Life

Spring, when plants sprout.
Breaking out of the earth,
Struggling to the light.
They know their work is worth it.
A budding plant is here.

Summer, when plants ripen.
Growing to their fullness,
Maturing under the sun.
They begin to age, 
But they are grown up.

Fall, when plants die.
Wilting under the waning sun,
Wasting away at the end of their time.
They have lived their life,
It is time for them to rest.

Winter, when plants sleep,
Snow covering them like a blanket,
Peacefully dreaming about growing again.
They lie inert, biding their time.
When spring comes, they'll shoot up again.
The plant's life goes on.

Your Turn

Do your kids write poetry?

3 comments:

Ticia said...

My daughter does, most of her blog posts are poetry of some sort.

It's very cool she got to be published in the book.

Min Erva said...

Nice!

MaryAnne K. said...

That's a great poem! Emma enjoys writing poetry.