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Old Leaf

Written by Courtney Licata, Age 10, St. Louis, Missouri
Illustrated by Caroline Walters, Age 12, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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  1. Laura Stewart

    Courtney I am so glad I read your poem. I was just sitting here busy working and it made stop, slow down, and peek out the window at all those trees still holding onto their “old leaves” and all the leaves that have found their way to the ground. You’ve inspired me to get up from this computer and go out take a breath of fresh air. Thank you.

  2. Mahnoor Raza

    I don’t have words to describe what I think of this poem! Keep it up. Expecting to see more work like this! 😉

  3. Jeff Jensen & Matt Brazelton


    What a beautiful poem. So cool that you wrote about something that most people pay no attention to. You can miss so much if you’re not looking. You’ve got such a talent for writing. We could picture ourselves with you examining the leaf and seeing its hidden beauty.

    Keep on writing! We can’t wait to read more of your work!


    Jeff & Matt

  4. Deb T.

    I am so proud of you for accomplishing a goal or yours and I think the poem is great, it really shows the type of person you are; always aware of what is around you and always seeing a positive in the things you see. You are awesome!

  5. Cheryl S.

    You should be proud…you are on such a wonderful trajectory. I love the idea of your seeing your surroundings! Awesome!

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