I have been given a leaf
It sadly drifted from the trees
And was blown by the wind
Until it came to me
Through the shadows of its sorrow
I can see small patches of green
I know there is beauty in it
Hope and joy that no amount of
Misery or grief can touch
I searched it and found life where
I only expected death
I saw the beauty that is carried
In all living things
The beauty of life

Jordan Fanaris, Coeur d’ Alene Elementary School, 4th Grade
Teacher: Joyce Koff