Lakewood Elementary Student wins state poetry award

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Lakewood Elementary Student wins state poetry award
Lakewood Elementary sixth grader, Lauren Watson was recently awarded first place at the Louisiana Young Authors State level competition.

The following is her award-winning poem: "The Flower Girls" How many did see a thorn as a rose? Is a problem that suddenly arose In our small little garden in front of a shed The ones who withered listened to what they said. Beware the Flower Girls, pretty and nice For on the inside is a cold block of ice.

In the beginning, the Girls They were dull, boring weeds But bullying helped them grow For on sorrow is what they feed. Dried out from all their torture and tears You’re the one that almost nobody hears. Walking alone through our garden one day Surprised to hear one of them say, "I was a Flower Girl, a horrible weed But now I’ve changed that nasty seed Those words I said I’ll always regret And the things that I did, I will never forget." When a Flower Girl, one from the start Opened up and had a change of heart She showed us something, now everybody knows. There’s no difference between a real girl and a rose, And after all that we have seen That beautiful bully is the cold hearted weed.




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