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Sarah's Song

SEED - Girl and DogAlthough she did not learn of St. Francis
and being an instrument of peace
her first week in kindergarten,
she did learn to sing a new song

lying beside her dog Jazz
stretched out
skin to fur
looking the creature in the eye
she makes melody

singing seriously
"my country is a flea"

such liberty

— Emily StyleSeptember 1986

Tags: Poems Selves and Shelves General Advice & Inspiration

— Cheryl Robinson, Supervisor, Office of Minority Achievement, Arlington Public Schools, Virginia

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