Ledyard Center School sixth graders were inspired by Superstorm Sandy and want to share their poems with Patch readers! The poems below are part of a series of poems submitted to the Ledyard Patch, give a shout out to these talented writers in the comments.
by Abby Eichelberg
All around is nothing, but black.
Outside wind forcefully blows around.
The howls and whistles echo through what feels to be my abandoned house.
The darkness is everywhere,
you can’t escape it.
The rain floods the windows.
The hard pounding on the roof is a lonely sound
A blur of the swaying trees outside is all I see through the drowned windows.
I sit at the table next to my brothers.
We join together not as friends,
but as family
The laughs we shared.
The words we shared.
And now the memories we created.
Together we turned this house
into a home
by Jacob Sylvia
The lights are out.
One second they’re on, the next they’re off.
I sit there. Alone.
Watching the TV. Black.
The wind rips and throws trees like baby rattles.
I watch as a tree gets launched into a huge pile of rocks.
I get up and run anywhere but here.
Down the stairs and into the basement.
There is my brother, looking for something.
I want to ask him to play chess,
but I am scared of what he’ll say.
He asks me, “What would you like to do?”
We play for hours.
When I have to go to bed I groan.
This has been the first time in a while.
I got to hang out with my brother.
The Destruction of Sandy
by Jewelle Edenshaw
The wind blowing
Knocking down trees
As a tree falls it latches to a power line
The lights and cable are still on
Then all of a sudden the TV blacks out
Everybody is sitting at the table
People playing Apples to Apples
The lights are still on, but then no longer shine
The candle lighter lighting the bright red candles
The flame is so bright it could light two rooms
My mom opens a box with cookies inside
Gooey frosting all over our plates and hands
We decorate cookies
It looked more like finger painting
My cousins and I played Man Hunt
I hid in a box and felt more like a cat than a human
Mom said “Lights out”
(Even though the lights were already out)
My cousin and I lay in our bed
And passed right out
Click here for the first installment of poems, featuring Brianna DesRosiers,
Alyssa Bomster and Sara Giorgi
Click here for the second installment of poems featuring Benicio Costales, W. Carson Marquardt, and DeJohn Griffin.
Click here for the third installment of poems featuring Cassondra Duzguner, Andrew Boudah, Rasean Jordan and Zachary Trout.
Click here for fourth installment of poems featuring Kydel Weldon, Emma fain, John Gebhard, and Timothy Dorr.