Monday, April 11, 2016

The Lifeguard


Like a god
on Mt. Olympus
he sits far above
the common people.

Like an arrogant god
with a perfect body
he tosses down smiles,
crumbs to the girls below.

Like a bronze god
he studies the shore
deciding who will live, 
and when to be a hero.


from Have You Been to the Beach Lately?

9 comments:

  1. This poem made me visualise and anthill and the lifeguard is an ant at the very top of the hill observing all the ants below. -Pia (from AES)

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  3. This poem reminded me of a book that I am reading, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, because the book talks about Greek gods and Mt. Olympus, and in the poem it says "Like a god, on Mt. Olympus". Grade 4-AES

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  4. I'm reading the same book, so this poem reminds me of that too.
    - Sanna (Grade 4, AES)

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  5. This poem made me think that a lifeguard could always go and help a person who in a danger like the person who always help you.
    Se young (from India Newdelhi AES).

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  6. To me this poem means and is trying to say that lifeguard is very important because they save people. - Seung Yi ( Grade 4 AES. )

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  7. The theme of the poem is hero and mt. Olympus because this poem shows deciding 'who will live and when to be a hero' and this poem compair life Guardis like mt. Olympus because lifeguards sit on the high chair and mountain is high.

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