Kids Page: Rainy Days

Emma Kate Lindgren
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By EMMA KATE LINDGREN | Special to the Palisadian-Post

Here is the next installment in a series of winning pieces from the Palisades Branch Library’s Children’s Summer Creative Writing Contest. Emma Kate Lindgren, a Berkeley Hall School student, took home first prize for seventh and eighth grade.

Rainy Days

Rainy days are like being trapped inside a clear glass box

Looking out at the fun everyone else is having

The rain is having fun

Dropping out of the sky


You could be skydiving right now

Falling from the plane

Through the clouds

Dropping on the ground

And dissolving into the earth

But it’s rain’s turn right now

And rain is like a bully

Once it’s over you can have your turn

You can be free too

Rainy days are like looking out of a prison window

You may have never been in prison before

But you’ve seen it in the movies

It certainly feels real though

From your glass box

When you see the rain running free

Like security guards

Mimicking you

Pacing back and forth in front of the cell

They have freedom

Rainy days are like seeing all the fun you’ve had

Being washed away

When the sun’s out


When the rain comes


Swept away

Like looking at a rainy day

From your prison window

In your clear glass box

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