Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"The Eagle" by Daniel Groppini
When I look at it, it makes me cry
When I see it soar
I almost feel the wind blow through my hair
When I see it land
I take a picture.
Then I take more and more, until the sun goes down.
When the sun comes up, I jump out of bed
To see that Eagle fly again.
I love that Eagle flying in the sky
Once endangered, destined to die.
Now the Eagles are saved again
I am so happy that they fly again.
When you see an Eagle
What do you feel?
Do you feel the way that I feel?
The Eagle makes life feel so real.
Daniel Groppini is in grade 5. His poem, The Eagle, won 1st place in the writing category, poems for grade 5. in a contest sponsored by Raptorfest Grimsby. Prizes were also awarded for art and poetry. The art contest has run for fourteen years; the writing contest for three years; and the photography contest for two. Raptorfest is a conservation event featuring birds of prey. Read more about it here.
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