I stand alone,
beckoned by birds.
“Come with us,” they say.
Do I jump?
Even if I fall, I’ll still be flying.
My hope will grow my gorgeous wings
My wings, strong like an eagle’s
Burning bright like a phoenix
Soaring, following my fluttering family.
Happiness, shining like a thousand suns.
Love in the air,
No sadness looming over the land.
Opportunity is in the light.
Prepare to see my glorious flight!
"My inspiration came from when I was reading poems by Sylvia Plath. I was trying to capture the essence of Plath's poems and apply that to my writing." - Blu Ossian, 11th grade, Essex Community School. The editors appreciate the uplifting tone of the poem and the use of alliteration in lines such as "following my fluttering family."