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Posted at 6:30 AM ET, 12/25/2009

Winning poem by 9-year-old: 'Let's All Save the World Together'

By Valerie Strauss

Jasia Smith, a 9-year-old fourth grade girl from Burrville Elementary School in the District, wrote the following poem, which won this month’s DC SCORES Poetry Slam! contest.

She beat more than 300 other students from the District’s public elementary and middle schools. DC SCORES is an afterschool program for about 700 students from the city’s public schools.

Jasia said she writes poems and songs all the time. The inspiration for the winning poem came from her love of nature and the Earth, she said.

Here's the poem:

Let’s All Save The World Together
By Jasia Smith
(Burrville Elementary School)

Do you like nature?
Do you like playing outside?
Do you like hiking or watching the beach tides?

So Let’s Save the World Together!

It’s getting warmer nowadays
So don’t let the hot weather carry you away.
Reuse, Recycle, Reduce and don’t litter.
So tell this to relatives, friends and baby sitters!

So let’s save the world Together!

Go green, plant gardens, plant bushes or even a rose
And bring back that fresh natural smell to your nose.
Save electricity and cut off the lights and bring back those peaceful and cooler nights.
Don’t waste the water we need to drink
So please don’t let those precious drops go down the sink!

So Let’s Save the World Together!


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