McNiel Middle School

Home of the Mustangs


By Shelsee Dahlgren




Dark and murky raindrops sitting in the sky
      Clouds drifting by frozen in time
      Wind shrieking loudly through the trees
   It didn't stop
      Despite the sun

      Despite the heat
      Despite the fire
      Despite the life
Within the storm




Breathing Light


When the rain came

It fell                                                                                                                                  

To moisten the brittle treesrain

To fill the empty valley

To fog the lonely sky

To put out the fire

     Life poured out over destruction






When the sun set                                                         moon                                                  

Light was born

To sparkle in the midnight sky

To glisten on the moon-lit pond

To light the foggy clouds

To shine in your big wide eyes

     Darkness never looked so bright