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Looking into the Eyes of a Whale
Teresa, Age 12, Yorkville, IL

(Based on the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt)

By the shores of Malaga Island,
Where you can boat and clam and fish, there is
A whale
A whale with cool, wet skin and knowing eyes, that
Will tell you a story
Through its eyes
The eyes of a whale
A story
Of a boy from Boston
Of a girl from Malaga Island
Of a minister, a grandfather, a neighbor, a friend
And how it took the lives of all those
To make a boy from Boston understand
Understand
Nothing was more beautiful and wonderful than
What a boy from Boston and a girl from Malaga Island shared
Together
And nothing was more sorrowful and sad than
When they were parted forever,
And what it took to separate them
But the world goes on,
Spinning, twirling, turning,
And the life of those left behind goes on too
So the eyes of a whale will tell you
The story yet to come is of a boy from Boston
But the story of the past lives on in the eyes of a whale
The story
Of a boy from Boston
Of a girl from Malaga Island
Of a minister, a grandfather, a neighbor, a friend
Locked forever in the eyes of a whale
A whale with with cool, wet skin and knowing eyes
So if you're ever by what once was Malaga Island,
Where you can boat and clam and fish
Look for a whale, look into it eyes
And let it tell you the story of Malaga Island
And then let your heart tell you the story yet to come
Of a boy from Boston
Their story makes you wonder
Where is your story hidden?
And what is the story yet to come?

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