(Emily Kim, April 15, 2016)
Introduction by Cherie Rolfe: My student, Emily Kim of Rochester Hills is a fifth grade student at Brewster Elementary School. We did a poetry unit together and she has continued to write. In the “Emily Dickinson tradition,” we titled this poem “A friend doesn’t need to be a work of art.”
A Friend Doesn’t Need to Be a Work of Art
A friend doesn’t need fur or hair to care.
A friend doesn’t have a thing to do but like you.
A friend doesn’t need to say a word to be heard.
It’s not so hard to be a friend in the end.
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