Tanika's poem for Ella


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by maria on 07.04.2008 - 16:16  


I am the hot sun reflecting on a sparkling lake
I am a light bulb in a lone child's mind
I am close, yet so far away
I am the song you're sung to sleep with
I am the child of your dreams and worst nightmares
I am the black cat that loves to play
I am the loneliness of an only child
I am a rainbow, yet I am the moon
I am the money that will come soon
I am the teddy bear you hug so close
I am the traveler, yet I try not to boast
I am the cousin that I loved so dear
I wish
I wish that you were still here
I wish
I wish that you were still near
I hope
I hope you will come back somehow
Goodbye, just for now

by Tanika Mckinley, 11 years old, dedicated to her cousin, Ella Hinds

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27.05.2008 - 21:03  


Tanika, what a lovely tribute to Ella. You are a precious cousin, and we appreciate this poem. Love, Grandma and Grandpa Hinds

29.05.2008 - 15:09  

Kathi comments:

Tanika, You have talent in writing. Perhaps Tom can guide you in developing this as you grow. Thanks for the tribute to Ella. Kathi (Shannon's mom)

19.08.2008 - 19:47  

Mira comments:

I think that is the most beautiful message ever! I have a cousin the same age as Ella was when she died and I can't imagine how it would be losing him

04.10.2008 - 01:27  

LIC comments:

I love this poem! Love Leah and Claire and Isabelle