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Poetry is....

By ** Emily ** M.
Grade 7, Iowa

Poetry is like the calm ocean

swaying in and out

of your mind ever so peacefully

and gracefully

with its bitter-sweet tasting ways

sadness and joy

and longing and hope

worked togetherto

form words and pictures

to keep us happyand

to remind us about our life

and our history and future

all so beautifully

able to hurt but

choosing to heal.