It’s the end of the school year and papers start coming home.  Some I’ve seen, some I’ve not.  Kiddlebiddle had a fair amount of poetry writing this year (5th grade) and a couple have made me cry.  I’m most impressed with this.

Ode to my Pointe Shoes

By Emma Jones


My pointe shoes make me fly

Turning, in a painful fairyland

The most difficult struggle

Of beauty

Tough gracefulness,

How can you keep me

At such an achievement

Softening a hard fall

Blood, sweat, and tears made fun

Canvas, glue, and satin

Have never been so exciting

Without you, how can I feel so high above

You are awesome

You let me push through pain

Onto Strong Beauty

Into an open door for creativity.