Sune Hamparian

Sidwell Friends School

Grade:

6

Hometown:

Bethesda

Birthplace:

Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

“The Tiger”

Dream for the Future:

An eco-friendly world with peace and lush forests. A place where everyone can get a good education and learn about poetry.

Inspirational Figure:

My dad because when I was little he introduced me to the world of poetry and I have loved it ever since.

Keyless Cage

    Am I a shovel digging into the dirt

with the muck sticking to the sides

the sweat gripping the top

    Or

Am I a butterfly seeking the light

Its wings high in the air a pallet of colors

    All

that I seem to know about myself is caught in cage

the words endlessly thumping against the sides of its metal walls

Armenia,

faith,

religion

waiting to be

released

waiting for the memories to rush out

waiting for the truth to be unveiled

to the 12-year-old girl I know so well, who is still waiting