A Roll of the Dice

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By Vanshika Seku – Mill Pond School sixth grade student, Westborough

Vanshika Seku
Photo/submitted

 

 

 

The sun peeked out behind the billowing clouds,

a stream of happy light danced on her shoulders,

Warmth and joy filled her heart

 

Yet in the distant horizon, 

Trouble

rolled the dice

while thunder 

roared above.

 

“You have no school today,” said her mom with anxious eyes.

“A contagious virus is spreading around the world.”

“But it will be okay,” she made it clear.

But her eyes lied.

 

The young girl’s face falls into the bed, 

She hides her tears and her dread 

Worry grabbed her by her shaking shoulders

 And stayed.. For awhile….

 

Sorrow filled her mind.

Joy went to bed.