My Goodbye Poem

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July 18, 2013 by WITS Editor

photo by Lea Gimpel via flickr

photo by Lea Gimpel via flickr

I say goodbye to my first country
To Ethiopia
I wish I could see you again
I say goodbye to my Grandmother
When I was living in Ethiopia
I say goodbye to my Aunt.
I say goodbye to my Uncle.
I say goodbye to my cousin.
When I say goodbye to
My Grandmother
I cry for her.
I say goodbye to my old friends.
I say goodbye to my school
I say goodbye to my teacher.
I say goodbye to my uncle and aunt.
I miss you so much.
by Halima, 6th Grade
Las Americas Newcomers School

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