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Poet in Fourth Grade

Updated: Oct 24

Our very own fourth-grade friend and chorister, Malin, has won third place in his age-range for his poem 9/11. The poem was submitted to the Cambridge Public library among 800 others from peers across 24 different schools in the city.


Malin's poem was inspired by a family trip to New York City in which they visited the 9/11 Memorial.


His poem, titled 9/11:


When bad things

Strike upon us

In the distant rubble

There is a tree

Still alive

But almost dead

Spreading little hope

But that hope

Will soon spread

Like a spark

Beginning a new flame


For more about the Cambridge Public Library's annual Youth Poetry Awards, visit the library! View the full collection of winning submissions (54 total) here: https://www.cambridgema.gov/-/media/Files/cambridgepubliclibrary/pressreleases/allpoemswithpixprogramorder2022copy.pdf. Malin's entry is featured on page 59.


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