March 8, 2012

'We Can Finally Breathe'

Cora Paolino, age 14, so aptly captures the feelings refugees such as my mother experienced when they finally arrived in their new homes after fleeing Nazi Germany.  "We can finally breathe," her poem confides.  The final line of the poem, too, is so fitting:  "There is still a life to fill."

Many thanks to this middle grade student from Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

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