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Gurgling and splashing
Shimmering and flashing
It runs and dances
Walks and prances
It playfully flows
And tickles my toes
It’s cold and clear
Reflects like a mirror
As it swirls around rocks
It gurgles and talks
Sitting by the creek
I feel it playing around my feet.


Alicia Buchter, age 10
Santa Cruz, California
Happy Valley Elementary School
Teacher: Lynn Guenther

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