The first snowflake falls
Bushes wear cozy white hats
Winter has arrived.
Remember Autumn’s warm breeze,
I’d love to go back there, please.
Black wind breaks the sky;
Fiery breath is my waking.
A dragon, am I.
Before a bird was about to fly,
He up and died and said goodbye.
Now up in the heavens he lives today
Swooping into the woods where he used to play.
Gray skies, fast wind
Sleeping, reading, playing
Curl into a blanket and dream
Along came a rumbling, fumbling bear
Who upset the grumbling, bumbling bee
Dash Codiga, an 11-year-old student at Alt Ed Academy and author of Pencil, Paper, Poetry: A How-to-Write-Poetry Coloring Book, hopes to inspire an appreciation for poetry and an interest in writing published works in the minds of middle schoolers everywhere.