“BEAUTY AND PEACE” ~ A POEM TO TREASURE, ABOUT GLOUCESTER, written by PILAR DAVIS

Our friend and neighbor Pilar Davis, who is a creative writing middle school student, wrote the following poem for a “Where I Live” assignment. Many thanks to Pilar for sharing her beautiful, beautiful poem

I am from strings of lights

From incense and craft materials

I am from warm colors

From Ikea furniture and flower boxes

I am from hugs and kisses

I am from Thanksgivings together,

From cinnamon buns on Christmas morning

 

From salty hair and sandy feet

From sailboats and sunsets

I am from the treehouse in the huge maple tree

From wood and splinters

From bare feet and scrapes

From the ocean

 

From friends who are siblings

From a neighborhood of friends and family who love and trust

From camping in the summer and sledding in the winter

I am from Lemonade stands and quarry mornings

From running from house to house

From ”play ‘till you can’t anymore”

 

I am from please and thank you

From cozy rainy days with popcorn and hot chocolate

I am from “Lisa’s chocolate chip cookies” and “Grandma Davis pasta salad”

From boats and adventure

 

I am from art

I am from happiness and laughter

From singing my heart out and passion

From the big swing in the backyard

From fires in the fire pit

 

I am from beautiful and peaceful East Gloucester

The photo of Pilar was taken several years ago. She’s more grown up now, but remains the same beautiful person, inside and out.

THANK YOU <3

Thank you friends for all your kind words for Rosie and our family.

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Making all her days happy days.

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Thanks so much to GMG FOB Diana Peck for sharing the following article:

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