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By Daisy Hampton

Poetry is the lesson hidden behind the words

It’s a scavenger hunt to find the meaning

It’s the bottom of the sandbox

You keep shoveling away sand until it’s revealed

Poetry is the hard math problem that you keep rereading until you realize what it’s saying

It’s the secret your friends refuse to tell you and the only way is to figure it out on your own. 

It’s like Easter and you have to find all the eggs for the surprise

Poetry is something you need to uncover to find the meaning.

Name: Daisy
Age: 11
State/Country: NY, USA
Hobbies: playing with her dog, making TikToks and crafts
Favorite book: Little Women (“I recently visited Louisa May Alcott’s house and many of the places the movie was filmed in.”)
Favorite musician: Billie Eilish

“As far as the quarantine, we are staying in my apartment all the time. I miss school and seeing my friends, but I feel grateful that I can still stay in touch with them on group chats and social media. We also have virtual meetings with my Girl Scout Troop and it makes me feel better knowing that we are all in this together. I enjoy spending these days with my parents and my dog. And I am catching up on sleep!”

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