Wednesday, June 28, 2006

so afraid

It is another day in which I am proud of the creative words of my students. Today, however, it is a floored--and saddened--sort of pride.
Floored by talent.
And saddened by simple honesty.
Below is a quote from a 12 year old, a portion of the poem she wrote for one of the assignments I gave her. As you may guess, she and her family are preparing for an unanticipated move to another state.
"Moving"
Moving, Moving . . .
I don't want to move
I want to stay where
I am . . .
Upset
Moving
. . . so afraid

1 comment:

Kellie said...

I feel for that poor kid. We moved when I was 12 and it resulted in me being an emotional disaster until I hit high school.