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A Light in the Dark

Lights out,

It’s time for bed

I pull my covers

Just below my head


What’s that?

A creak?

Who’s there?



It’s nothing — don’t worry

It’s just the wind outside

But just in case,

I call the dog to my side


To calm myself down,

I open my drawer

It’s where I keep

My mini bookstore


Grab my book,

Turn the flashlight on

Open the book

And I am gone



To a far off land

Just from

The book in my hand


Greeted with

Infinite possibility

Heart racing

Yet utter tranquility


I can’t keep my eyes open

Any longer

But my fear?

I was able to conquer


Shining on my face,

A moon beam

While about the world I read,

I dream

Naomi Borek

Naomi Borek

Georgetown Day School

Grade: 8


Chevy Chase


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

Harry Potter

Dream for the Future:

Someday, I would like to be a doctor. I do not know yet what kind, but I will figure it out along the way.

Inspirational Figure:

My parents inspire me the most