“A Single Shard”-Home

February 27, 2018
By RachelReid SILVER, Murphy, North Carolina
RachelReid SILVER, Murphy, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Be still and know that I am God."


My home is under a gray roof’s display.
The river’s breeze will blow hither and I 
will look up to the sky and in dismay,
see the stars falling into my dim eyes.

The old man beside me says “We are blessed.”
But how? With no walls to lean on and no
place to rest, how is it that we’ve been blest?
My contentment drains, but still, only slow.

My journey begins soon, in a fortnight.
The old man sighs but he will not contest.
The wind blows, bringing a new wave of fright.
Shelter taunts me, it’s pride I wish I’d wrest.

But life’s fears and sorrows, they cannot match
purpose, which I was able to go catch.


The author's comments:

This piece is based on a book that I am reading for a book report. That book is entitled "A Single Shard" and was written by Michelle Magorian.  The scene that I have depicted in this sonnet is not one that occurs particularly in the book, however, it is my interpretation of how Tree-Ear (the main character) must have felt on cold nights, sleeping under a bridge. 


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torinae BRONZE said...
on May. 2 at 9:02 am
torinae BRONZE, Murphy , North Carolina
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So talented!

on Mar. 1 at 10:25 am
RachelReid SILVER, Murphy, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be still and know that I am God."

Thank you!

ASelas BRONZE said...
on Mar. 1 at 10:06 am
ASelas BRONZE, Loxahatchee, Florida
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Beautiful.




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