Pencil in My Hand


December 30, 2013 by WITS Editor

Pencil Close-up

Pencil Close-up (Photo credit: Energetic Spirit)

I write to tell a story

I write to run after my dreams

I write to overcome problems

I write to slide into the future

I write to say who I am

I write because there’s a pencil in my hand

and a lot of ideas in my head and heart

By Stan, 4th grade


One thought on “Pencil in My Hand

  1. Crystal Rodriguez says:

    This is so wonderful.


    Crystal Rodriguez | Grants Coordinator
    Houston Arts Alliance | 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250 | Houston, TX 77019-1800 | d 713.581.6112 | t 713.527.9330 x 112 | f 713.630.5210 | | | |

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