Tuesday, January 09, 2007

From the Mouths of Babes


"Under my thatch roof"
By Jayde Vernoy ( 2006)

I lay in silence,
Unable to sleep,
We'd move to the city,
so soon each day I'd weep.

President Chavez had said,
Right on TV,
That he didn't want to see in the jungle,
One missionary.

I felt like crying,
when he said those words.
I felt like I was being stabbed,
by a thousand swords.

I loved our home,
I loved it there,
how could Chavez say that?
It just wasnt fair.

So we packed a bunch of things,
some were old,some were new,
but when we boxed it all up,
we could only take a few.

"Plane Day" came,
and we all climbed inside the plane.
I did not like it.
I thought it was insane.

One last look,
At the Indian's lined up,to say goodbye,
It hurt me so much,
I thought I would die.

But here I am now,
One year later,
getting used to a new life
And no longer eating gator.

11 comments:

Pat said...

Jayde is sooo talented!!

I cannot imagine the thoughts going through a young ones mind and unable to understand the political realm and how it can affect EVERYONE!!

You should have her write for $$$

Pam Rios said...

Awesome job, Jayde! And yes everyone, that is Jadye Louise Vernoy climbing that pole!

Sherry said...

Oh how adorable. She is an athlete I presume. She did very good climbing that pole! Something I don't think will attempt at my age. LOL

CaraqueƱa said...

What an awesome poem!

Ashley said...

Wow. She seems to have quite a talent!

I don't think I'd have the patience to think of words for a poem. lol

Pallecanestro said...

Wow, Did Jayde say that or u just put words together that she has said??? Either way, very nice

Shane Rios said...

I liked the gator part! It made me giggle. I love youAunt Rita and we pray for you.

Jungle Mom said...

Aligator is actually qite tasty! especially cut uo into nuggets and deep fried. They are better thab McDonalds chicken Mc nuggets!

Jungle Mom said...

Hmm... I think I typed the above before my coffe!

Amber said...

I agree with you on the gator! Both my sister (Ashley) and I have had it, and we think it was great.

Tell Jayde I think she is quite the poet!

Pam Rios said...

jungle mom! Me thinks you typed the first comment with your b uh elbows!!