The Deepest Well

2012 National Finalist

The Deepest Well

A poet is a thirsty child
Casting his bucket down
Of his mind 

Filling the bucket
To the brim
Pulling it back up 

The water is dirty
Unsafe to drink
The bucket goes down once more
Filling up again and again
Cleaner every time 

Bringing the pure water
To his mouth
Drinking it,
Cold and refreshing
Quenching his need,
And leaving you thirsty
For more


Reed Morgan, age 14
Honolulu, Hawaii
Punahou School
Teacher: Joe Tsujimoto

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