A symbol of love

Imprinted into a silver heart

The touch of a smooth fingerprint

The feeling of remembrance

The radiant sun glistens down

On its freshly polished face

And makes it sparkle and shine

It drapes down from your neck

And sways as you walk

It’s the most beautiful sight

It brings tears of joy

It holds the place of special,

Valued things

It’s your heart’s centerpiece

— In Loving Memory of Pop Pop Jerome



Juwaireyah Dorsey is in the fifth grade at Universal Institute Charter School in Philadelphia. She writes poetry, short stories, essays and plays. Her favorite subjects in school are science and math, she loves shoes, and her favorite color is baby blue. She likes to hang out with her family and play with her baby sister, Jennah.