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Cupertino Poetry Contest Winner's Poem; Child-Age Category

Advait Patil is the first place winner in the Cupertino Poetry Contest for contestants ages ages 6-12. This winning poem—written below—will be on display Feb. 1 to April 1 at the Cupertino Library.

Cupertino Poetry Contest Winner's Poem; Child-Age Category

By Advait Patil

Lessons from Nature


I was told

Just be like the river, always flow.

Accept everything that’s thrown,

Find a way to go on.

Be so kind and pure,

Like a droplet of water.



Be soft like mud,

Yet hard as a boulder

Erode away

Then reform

Change and create new things

Be like the earth.



Act as the morning breeze,

Light and swift.

Act like the evening wind,

Soft and cool.

Stay calm, don’t be a gale.

Be like the wind.


Read more about the Cupertino Poetry Contest in these related articles:

City's Poetry Contest Winners Announced

First Poetry Contest Offered By City's Poet Laureate

Correction: Advait Patil's last name was misspelled in the original publication of this article. It is spelled correctly here now. We apologize for any confusion.

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