First place: “I am Starling”

By · June 19, 2009 · Read More: 2009 | Literary/Art Contest

The following is a poem awarded First Place in the 2009 Literary/Art Contest (7th and 8th grade division).  This years theme was “What a Starling Can Do to Fight Breast Cancer.”

I am Starling

breast cancer…
for some women
it’s one’s worst nightmare
for some
it signifies the end
for some it signifies helplessness
but then
hope swoops down on the wings of a Starling
it lifts one’s head up
it gives one comfort
the Starling is here to help
I am Starling
and I will do all that I can

By Brena Andrews, 8th grade, Bakersfield Starlings 14s

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