"The Tunnel"

Desert Palms Elementary
Maricopa County, AZ

Hope is waiting in an
Murky Tunnel for a lifetime

Then seeing a speck of light
At the end of the tunnel
You know you will
Feel the warm sun coat your skin

Your feet ache and your stomach

But the desire to be set free from the trap
Of the tunnel is too large

You know as long as you
Walk up to the bright light at the end of the tunnel
All of the troubles of the world
Will be diminished
And you will be set free.