My Name is Jemma


August 5, 2008 by WITS Houston

J is the jeweled night sky under which I was born;

E is the entirety of the universe which gave me life;

M is the magic which burns in my soul and in my eyes;

M is the moment of stillness in each day when I see the future;

A is the alchemy in my heart
which turns brass experiences
into gold memories.

My name is Jemma.

by Jemma, 6th grade


2 thoughts on “My Name is Jemma

  1. Ramona says:

    Exquiste!!! So profoundly said…

  2. Josie says:

    Oh my god, I love this poem. Such a good choice of words. Well done šŸ™‚ lovely.

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Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

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