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"My Quiet Place" by Abigail, Grade 6
You could lounge at the top of a valley
Where the river is like a needle with thread,
stitching its way through the greenery that grows uncontrollably.
And the sky is always a sunsest salmon color,
Where the sun seems to never want to come out of its hiding place.
And the smell of honeysuckle . . .
the sweetness consuming your scent.
The sound of the trees whispering to each other,
as if the wind is forcing them to communicate.
Where you can look out into a field of flowers
that look like millions of dull fireworks,
exploding in slow motion.
And you can be feeling the blades of grass between your toes,
That feel as if they are scrambling hard to get out from beneath them.
A ravishing valley could be your special place.
"My Special Place" by Mike, Grade 6
You could journey to Yosemite among the trees
Where sunlight filters through the pines
Chickorees twittering as they scurry up the rough banks
While they are dwarfed by the Ponderosa Pines
towering over the silent underbrush of logs and grass.
And you could be John Muir, exploring the land.
A grove of pines could be your special place.
"My Special Place" by Abby, Grade 6
You could go to the relaxing beach on the coast of Hawaii.
Where shells are like tiny pearls dotting the sand
and the water sparkles like diamonds.
And the wind whispers as the seashells wink at me
and the waves roar like a lion.
And you can be in the salty blue ocean,
watching as the seaweed dances at your feet.
A beach could be your special place.