For Children

Lindsay Jadow

Country Kid

2006 3rd-4th Grade Poetry Winner

O bridge that leads me to another place!
O the way you vibrate when traffic goes by below!
O bridge, how could I get to work in winter if you were not here?

O your mighty tall towers as high as the moon!
O the heaven of your towers!
O that strength in you that lights up the night!

O the smell of the salt water below!
O the way your towers hold the bridge up day and night!
O how you have the soul in you of the workers that made you!
O how you charm the gods when they get sad!