The plane lands in Chicago; O’Hare Airport is beautiful indeed.
The soldier disembarks the flight, no command to lead.
This place looks amazing, nothing else he needs,
a year since seeing the prepossessing leaves.
Family here, gleeful as can be,
his wife and baby Lee
sit, baby on knee.
Soldier approaching ecstatically:
The editors appreciated Ryan's commitment to a rhyming scheme within the format, as well as the establishment of setting that helped to make the piece feel centered and real. Ryan is a 12th grade student from Regina High School.