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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LEAVES By Vanessa, age 9














LEAVES

Trees
stand still.
Feathery leaves swoop
past their trunks and
blanket
the path with warm colors.
They pile up on the
playground and
people crunch
and dance on them.
A woman
with milk chocolate
colored hair
twirls in the air,
scattering
a handful of stems
onto a little
boy’s face.
He rubs
them away and
they flutter around the
welcoming sky,
drifting in waves
above the branches:
fairies
flapping
their
wings,
lingering in the air
then dropping
onto the grass, lying down
and
smiling
at the
sunset.


About the Author

Hi! My name is Vanessa. I am eight years old. I live with my mom, dad, and my two younger sisters. My family comes from Vietnam. I have been there many times. I remember that at night mosquitoes would bite me. I speak English and Vietnamese at home. I am also the author of the the mini-graphic novel Super-novaman and the poems, "Buzz Buzz Flutter Flick," "Nail Salon," "Three Months From Now," and "Jellyfish." My dream vacation would be a trip to Hawaii.

HERE IS THE SAME PIECE AS A GRAPHIC POEM:









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