Lines West: March 8

Paper Man

I made a little paper man.

He’s zigzagging from head to toe

and has a giant mouth that covers most of his head.

Even though it’s a monstrous mouth,

it is completely useless.

All the work it does

is always just plain fruitless.

He doesn’t have organs, lungs, or anything like us.

He can’t punch, but he can paper cut.

He does a wonderful job

at bending too low, then flying up high

unfolding like that, and soaring away with grace and skill

far from where we are.

I really enjoy my paper man,

just because he’s simple.


— Ben Foster (Grade 5)

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