Hi, my name is Emily Schmitz and I am 15 years old. I live in a small town about an hour west of Detroit, Michigan. This poem I selected was a poem I wrote for my English class, and of which my teacher liked a lot and recommended me to submit.


Life is light,
A bright beam of sunshine
A cardinal against a dark winters sky
Life is a baby taking it's first breath,
Life is a chick fresh out of its dark, caliginous shell
Life is happiness,
A smile lighting up your face,
A face lighting up a room
Look around you
Life surrounds you

Copyright 2000 by Emily Schmitz