Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Friday, March 8, 2013

Jack Shimon a Finalist in River of Words Contest

The Waldo Canyon Fire

By Jack Shimon, CSMS Pebble Pups

I live by the Waldo Canyon Fire
I saw flames and smoke in the sky
My art teacher lost her house
How did this happen here?
We had a big drought
The trees are dry
We need more

Note: this poem is a nonet. A nonet is a nine line poem with diminishing syllables. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables, the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject. Rhyming is not required.

Author Bio: Jack Shimon is a member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society Pebble Pups and he participates with the Pikes Peak Pebble Pups and Earth Science Scholars on projects, field trips, and community outreach projects. He is 7-years old and is in second grade at school. Jack brings his dog Comet to all Pebble Pup meetings. Comet is the mascot for the CSMS Pebble Pups.

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