Charm

A symbol of love
Imprinted into a silver heart
The touch of a smooth fingerprint
The feeling of remembrance
The radiant sun glistens down
On its freshly polished face
And makes it sparkle and shine
It drapes down from your neck
And sways as you walk
It’s the most beautiful sight
It brings tears of joy
It holds the place of special,
Valued things
It’s your heart’s centerpiece

— In Loving Memory of Pop Pop Jerome

Juwaireyah Dorsey is in the fifth grade at Universal Institute Charter School in Philadelphia. She writes poetry, short stories, essays and plays. Her favorite subjects in school are science and math, she loves shoes, and her favorite color is baby blue. She likes to hang out with her family and play with her baby sister, Jennah.