Every year, I write each child in my class a verse on their birthday. It’s so wonderful to go back and read the poem from the year before. In a way each verse is like a time capsule, providing a brief snapshot of who the child was in that moment, or what they were striving for.
A Birthday Verse for the Lioness
The wise and graceful lioness
Swishes ‘cross the grassy plain.
A sharp and stealthy hunter
The queen of her domain.
The orange sun is sinking fast:
It signs the dwindling hour,
But timeless is
Beauty, strength, and power.
© Hallie Rose 2015
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