Unity School: Poetry Contest

7960411489?profile=originalEighth Grade Poetry Contest winners (from left) Gus O’Hare (Gulf Stream), Luke O’Carroll (Ocean Ridge), Morley Wyler (Ocean Ridge) and Remy O’Hare (Gulf Stream) display the pictures that served as the inspiration for their poems. Unity Middle School language arts instructor Jeanette Perrella comments: ‘It was very interesting to see which paintings inspired the students to write. The class’s true individuality and creativity were apparent in their writing.’ The first- and second-place winning poems are reprinted below.

BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS
Morley Wyler, ‘13

The day is crystal clear
Not a single cloud is near
The pond is peaceful and full of life
The colors that fill the water are as sharp as a knife
The wind blows softly through your hair
All you can do is sit and stare
The lilies look as soft as silk
Their colors are as creamy as milk
A man sits on a bench on a peaceful day
Living his life away
The sun beating in the sky
No one asks him “why?”
Not a single worry does his mind chase
Because of the stillness of this enchanted place
The water lilies grow, and never cease to inspire
Never does his mind of this lovely scene tire
As the man looks at the pond, he thinks of his life
He thinks of his two young children and his gorgeous wife
And the day turns into night.


BLUE HORSE
Remy O’Hare, ‘13

Riding alone under a desert sky
A million stars shine down on my
Friend and teacher who I have always admired.

I think I know what he would say
When asked the most important question of the day.
“Listen to your heart, stay close to your friends,
Protect the weak and fully live your life until it ends.”

“For life sometimes is filled with sorrow and pain
So let the clouds and rain come again.
Life will always be sweet and beautiful.”

This makes my heart so full
To share with others and raise their spirits high
And with them travels the spirit in the sky.

What better way to spend one’s life
To ignore the anxiety and strife
To know it’s there but you choose to see
Only the good things God has given me.

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  • "choose to see Only the good things God has given me." Words to live by.

    Thanks Remy (the sweetest girl I know).

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