"The Little Red Flame"

Marian Middle School
St. Louis City, MO

The one thing I truly admire

The way it dies down and comes back to life,
How it can light a room bright ... so bright

Orange. Yellow. Red. White
Burning and burning throughout the night

The only thing to keep me warm,
To bring me peace during a storm

So mischievous, you will never see
How it changes course spontaneously

How it dances around in the pit
So entertaining all you can do is sit

Sit and watch the joy it brings
How it makes you want to laugh and sing

Not even sadness can put it to shame,
Because underneath ... is a little red flame