2008 – Seventh Grade Second Place:
Aarushi Sarkari, Minnesota.
Is global warming the greatest challenge facing humankind?
I wonder if I’ll go out again,
I wonder if my friends will visit,
I want the trees to grow, to fly,
If I soar,
Beyond the dirty atmosphere,
To the heavens.
I want that to happen to me, a child.
I wonder if I’ll get food to eat,
I wonder if the water will flow,
If I’ll jump, and
Leap to the skies,
And land with a bound.
I wish to reach the clouds,
I want that to happen to me, a beggar.
I wonder when the temperature will drop down,
I wonder if the air is clean to breathe.
I want to ride,
And fly to unreachable places,
To see myself in a mirror.
I wonder if that will happen to me, the President.
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