Maurice Jackson

Charles Hart Middle School



The Light Seeker

Because my country is in darkness

I must shine light upon it

and I must steal light from below,

steal burning fire from the likes of hell.

I will finish this quest even if it takes my life.

I do not care if I disappear or die:

the sun, light, and everything

belongs to us;

The apple trees, grass, and flowers

are ours.

We have fought and planted seeds

to make great trees for this planet.

This very earth is ours;

The wisdom and memories

belong to us forever.