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In dark night, a little, naive girl smiles

Stepping on her motherland, bright eyes open

She looks around, one new world compiles

Strange yet enchanting feelings awaken


From riding horses in boundless prairie

Wind whispering by her ears: free, roaring

Watching sunset from snow mountain, over there

By the sparkled, untamed river, singing


To traveling afar to the great Qin,

Observing construction of the Great Wall

Visiting prosperous Tang, which had been

Golden age of culture before its fall


Lots have changed, but she still wants to keep on

exploring, like before, by nearing dawn

Susan Lin

Susan Lin

Georgetown Day School

Grade: 10




Shenzhen, China

Favorite Author or Book:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Dream for the Future:

I wish that I’ll be able to travel around the world with my loved ones and not need to worry about anything.

Inspirational Figure:

My parents and grandmother