Ring Around my Homeland

2012 National Finalist

Ring Around my Homeland

In the Dominican Republic I talked
with hands of the weather.

At the ocean all of the palm
trees surrounded me.

By my house the ocean was
usually as quiet as a floor.

When I got home the world
of my family was around me.

They were celebrating with
a pot of chicken on the stove.

The wind blew outside frightening
me but inside we were just eating,

Just talking quietly at the table
in my home.


Maria Ramirez, age 9
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Robert Fulton Elementary School
Teacher: Randy Leonard

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