August 2, 2015

MOTHER by Devin Zook
2015 Walk Award
By Devin Zook (11th grade)


Halting at the first sight of danger
Like a school bus approaching train tracks;
Advancing on new environments
With an utmost amount of caution.
Convincing yourself nothing is safe,
Searching for a way out of the trap
That has only been created in your mind.

Finally spreading your wings
to take one leap of pure faith
Conquering your fears and worries
Carving a new path for yourself
          Like a boat freely sculpting water
          You stare danger in the eye
Celebrate the fact that fear can be triumphed.

Offering your newly freed self
to all who come near.
. . . . .
*Copyright 2015 by Devin Zook. Broadside illustrated by Christian Smith.

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