The Ocean Is Wearing My Clothes: Student Stories and Poems

Jay, 4th Grade

Writers in the Schools

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Floods are thieves that made my favorite cow, Cursey, die. During the flood,
I was with my mom. My mom was making dinner for everybody. When the
news came on, I saw that Port Lavaca was flooding. When the flood was
over, I went to see if Cursey was okay, but instead of her being alive, she
was dead.

So I ran inside upset, and my grandpa came and said, “What’s wrong?”
I said, “I lost Cursey.”
We went outside to see her. When we were outside, I found Cursey’s gold
bell on the floor.