Thirteen Lines on Serenity

I am serene
I am a man floating in a quiet pond
A white sky
A tree
Peaceful black letters smoothly floating across the page
Crisp like a cracker cracking
The tree tops are wrinkled like bed sheets

I am a breezy meadow
Lying on top of the wrinkled bed sheets on your mattress
in the middle of summer with the A/C running.
Not war or hate or explosion of emotion
I am calmness, quietness, peacefulness, and tranquility
A pea green man floating in deep blue water



--Nat (8th grade, Francis W. Parker School, 2003)