Cody-ray Bagwell, Grade 5, Holy Angels Elementary School
3rd in the 'Calling All Poets for the Poetry Competition of 2004' competition
An apple tree grows in my garden
All night and all day
Passionate in so many ways.
Pampering the grass beneath it:
Limbering away in a giant pit.
Empowered by the courage
That lies beneath its bark.
Tampering with all the busy larks
Renewing life of all parts
Enjoying all the little ants
Entering the contest of all that is green.