"Everywhere" By Amy Fligor
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There is one in my scarf that I knitted last year
There is one in the bench or the desk, even the chair
There's one in the grass, one in the sky where the birds fly
We don't realize they're there
Most of the time we don't even care
But there is a way to find them out
A way to make them shout
You've got to know yourself, who you are
You'll find one when you least expect it
There's one in the book you read last night
Quick, there's one in the car that just passed by
The breeze you felt there's one there, too
You can try and find one, and trap and wrap one
When one comes along you've got to...
Be ready to catch it
Like the fly ball at a baseball game, or the butterfly
That just came
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Amy Fligor is a seventh-grade student at the Edgartown School. Creative Communications, Inc., selected her poem for publication in an anthology out of thousands of poems submitted. Miss Fligor is also being considered for the Top Ten Poet award. The winners will be named this spring. Her poem was inspired by Naomi Shihab Nye's poem, "Valentine for Ernest Mann."
Other student poets who have been recognized in national contests are Hunter Thomas, grade 8, by Creative Communications, Inc., for her poem "I Got Your Back," and Maggie Lindland, grade 8, by White Oak Press to be included in an anthology, for her poem "Can I go with you?" Another student, Eva Faber, participated in an elite writing contest sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. Miss Faber was the only Edgartown student to be recognized in this competition.
Carol and Richard Fligor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past fall with family in Naples, Fla., where they married on Feb. 6, 1958, at the Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church. Among those invited were their four children and seven grandchildren.
Kenneth Johnson of Edgartown was recently awarded a Gold Presidential Service Award for over 500 hours of community service to the Elder Services' Senior Service Corps. According to Mary D. Carchrie, director of the Senior Service Corps, Mr. Johnson volunteers in the environmental and public safety fields.
William Marks of Edgartown was recently featured in the film "Flow: For Love Of Water" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film is a documentary directed by Irena Salina.