Mysterious New Orleans

An intense and powerful poem on the Writers in the Schools blog today by a 6th grader in Houston named Destiny who is a survivor of Katrina from New Orleans.

It happened all of a sudden like my life was ending in front of me.
Water rushing through the door like surfing on a beach.
Climbing in the attic like dogs starving for food.

Read the rest of the poem here. As I've worked with kids for years, I have some small idea of how challenging the job can be. But a poem like this makes all the effort worthwhile.

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