Let Sunrise Come


April 25, 2011 by jrwatson5

Let the night’s darkness
turn into the light of the sunrise.
Let it shine through
the windows of houses, buildings,
and barns.
Let the farmers start milking,
let the clouds float in.
Let sunrise come.
Let the children flood
into school.
Let the babies make messes
with their breakfast.
Let sunrise come.
To the lazy cats,
to the active puppies,
to the croaking frogs,
let sunrise come.
Let the roosters call
cock-a-doodle-doo as everyone
wakes up to their alarms.
Let it come
and let it be bright,
let sunrise come.

by Claire, 3rd grade

Photo by Jason A. Samfield via Flickr.

This poem is featured as part of the 2011 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to learn more.


2 thoughts on “Let Sunrise Come

  1. Jingle says:

    my dear poetess, your talent blows me away.

    stunning imagery, masterful job here!

  2. H REYNOLDS says:

    You were a lot smarter than I was in 3rd grade. Good work.

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