Friday, 30 September 2011

What is a Wish?

This week in RLA we had visiting poets, and I was inspired to write a poem. Yay!
Inspired by Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger




What is a Wish?

A wish is feeling like a rock star for a day,
instead of being reminded that I am sick.
It is cheeks up, teeth smiling with
an angelic presence.

It is being a celebrity at my school,
 while thunder and lightening come together with good lucks cheers.
It is a river of red T-shirts  
while my peers declare acceptance.
It is encouragement from my family.

A wish sounds like a hallway full of teachers and friends saying my name after daydreaming of being popular.
It won't silence or make me feel alone.
A wish won't disappear,
like my mom's fresh out-of-the-oven vanilla cake.
It was a different experience in itself.

And I haven't stopped smiling all day! :=)

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your wishes on your blog. We loved being a part of Friday's Make a Wish Celebration and will think of you this Saturday as you take your dream swim.

    Ms. Johnson's Home Base

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  2. What a GREAT picture! You look so happy! Everyone is so proud of you. Keep the magic goin!
    Your magic is inspiring someone else's wish out there! I can't stop smiling! Congratulations!

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  3. I love your poem Chelsea. I had an awesome time swimming with you this morning. I luv ya.
    Sanjana

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  4. It was great that my class and I could be part of your day. You continue to be an inspiration to us all!
    Mrs.Dodge

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  5. Your blog is wonderful. I've read it over and over. Thank you for sharing your story, poetry and photographs. I can't wait for your next post. Melinda

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  6. Chelsea, Make a Wish is a wonderful organization which brings happiness to many. Thank you for bringing our MS community together under your leadership and inspiration. It was a very special event and I was so very proud of you. I love this poem, especially all the sensory details and figurative language. This is my favorite line: It is a river of red T-shirts
    while my peers declare acceptance.

    I also loved the poem you wrote in our assembly with our visiting author last year - it brought tears to my eyes. You're a talented writer and a blog is a wonderful way for you to express yourself. You go girl!

    Ms. McDowell

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  7. Your poem captures so much of who you are and why you continue to amaze everyone you meet! Thanks for making Friday so much fun!

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  8. Your poem is so cool. I wish I could write that well. Thanks for making Friday so much fun!

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  9. I had a great time on Friday! Love your idea to support the Make a Wish program! Keep writing-you're really good!

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  10. Chelsea,
    I had a great time on Friday it was so much fun! I am so happy that you got your wish to come true! You are an amazing person and I'm so happy for! I am really glad that the Make a Wish Foundation chose you! You are an amazing wrtier and I love reading your blog!!


    Lilly :)

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  11. Ainsley Stanczak17 October 2011 at 17:16

    It was really fun on Friday and I hope that you had a great time swimming. Your poem was really good and I enjoyed reading it.

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  12. It was so much fun on Friday(: You're really talented! Keep on writing Chelsea!
    -Momoe Kubota

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  13. Hey Chelsea! Awesome job on Friday! Had a lot of fun :) lots of love!

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  14. this poem is relly good i wish i could write like you.you have amazing faith

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  15. Chelsea, congrats on the Make A Wish on Friday. It made us all happy to make a fellow student happy and to make you smile.
    - John Choo-

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  16. Hi Chelsea, I love ur blog.

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  17. nice poem it really shows u as a writer and poet it really captured ur emotions

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  18. You swim sounds like a dream come true! congratulations! I loved your poem. your and awsome example! firday was fun with the make a wish:)

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  19. hey chelsea i hope u had agrea time on friday im so glad you got to get back into the water and had your family with you.

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