By Alexandra Will
Crashing waves, groaning wood

Gaunt faces searching for shore

Home is no longer home

Invaders, marauders, have taken everything

Except our memories

Of rolling green hills and endless blue skies

Desperate, fleeing, exhausted

Hunger gnaws at our bones

Eating us from the inside out

Father is just across the sea

Pray for us

On this rickety ship

Looking for America-

A better life

A safer place

A familiar face

To tide us through

I know it’s close

Only an ocean away

Alexandra Will is in seventh grade and loves to read.  She additionally enjoys playing soccer, and lives with her parents and three brothers in Ambler, PA.  When she was younger, Alexandra spent a year living in Guam with her family for her father’s business trip.