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Volume 2: Issue 2

By Addison, age 12, MA

I feel like our life is on pause.

Like donating without any cause.

Or singing a sad, sad song.

Or running a track miles and miles long.

I try to keep the feelings inside my head.

And just try to get some sleep and go to bed.

I wake up every day feeling good.

Just like any day I would

Then I realize life is on pause.




This poem says what so many of us have felt during the long year of Covid-19 restrictions. We’re all waiting for the life we knew to resume, and to go back to everything we loved doing before. I love how the poem also shows the very human trait of getting used to a frustrating situation, and taking it almost as normal, until we remember it’s not. Great job!


—Anne Leigh Parrish, award-winning writer & poet, Olympia, Washington.

Created for girls ages 10–14 to encourage and inspire each other as they write the feature articles.