Monday, February 01, 2010

Poem Contest

You remember I told you that my youngest Kim had written a poem for a "Reflections" contest at school. This year's theme was "Beauty is...."

She had forgot about the assignment and wrote this in less than five minutes. I am a mother, and I brag about my children all the time, but this was an extraordinary poem and so poignant. I am so proud of her for placing 2nd in the whole county.

This is the poem:

Beauty is....

To be beautiful is
Having love for others,
Not caring about what others
Think of you.
Being yourself
And true.

Everyone has their own unique beauty,
No one is better than anyone.
We all shine in the light.
We are made of beauty and grace,
The bright eyes upon your face
Will fill this warm embrace.

Beauty is...

This poem speaks volumes about what kind of child that I have raised and I couldn't be more proud of the young woman she has become.