Haily Raupp

Shades of Life

by Haily Raupp (Student Showcase)  

A morning following a gloom soaked night
I watched the sunrise take full flight
and as that leading orb appeared
all my sorrow disappeared
I realized then what I had not before;
That life is like a sunrise
Life is that rosy first light
hope of a new day from the previous night
"Everything is impermanent..." Morrie had said
and it's true, I understood, as I peered at the red
The warm glow smiled, brought me into a hug
I fit in nicely like the tip of a plug
Life is truly that casual emerge,
the scarlet, the energy, the will to diverge
Life is a rich lavender streak
a sign of stability, devotion, reaching one's peak
Life is a sunrise, Earth's most lavish gold
the thing most cherishable, something to hold
So if your life was painted amongst earth's canvas,
what colors would your life emit dancing with the planets?

Editor's note: Students in Grace Bollman's English class at Kenowa Hills High School were assigned to write a poem reflecting on the book "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom. This one was written by 10th-grader Haily Raupp.
Submitted on: November 25th 2015

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