Elara Rodriguez '26 Wins Second Place in Writer's Eye Competition

Fifth grader Elara Rodriguez won second place in the elementary poetry division of the UVA Fralin Museum of Art's Writer's Eye competition.  There is an award ceremony on March 17 where she and the other winners will be honored.
Read her poem below:

Young to Old
by Elara Rodriguez

Starting young
Growing old
Sitting and thinking
Growing cold    

Thinning skin      
Collecting dust
Feeling bones
What feels like rust
On something soft    
Sleeping away  
It's not your bed                      
Day after day

Hearing noises
There is no air
Tasting dirt
Knowing you’re bare
Seeing darkness
Feeling the cold
Wishing for home
 Knowing you’re old

  Falling asleep again
  Will you wake
  It’s better not to know
  For your own sake                                                                                                                                              

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