By: Hannah Paterson

The hope lingered on the wall, there, as I stood,
if I could take it, then I would.
Though it stayed there stuck like glue,
I pray that my hope had stayed there too.

I felt the inspiration in the sea.
I wished not to leave it be,
and though I left it for someone new,
I felt the hope inside me too.

I saw the love in the world.
I watched it as it danced and twirled,
and though I had enough for me,
I watched it spread from sea to sea.

Hannah Paterson is 12 years old. She lives in Sanford, Maine.