Finding the Light

My father died and
my world went dark.
The lotus within me fought
to rise above the dirty water.
Your caring heart, bright as the sun,
coaxed me from the shadows.
Our growing friendship
slowly cleared the muck,
giving me the strength to
find the light 
and bloom.

by Staci VK

Staci has been a student of Noorthoek Academy for 4 years. She loves her part time job working at a hotel doing laundry. Staci enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the movies, doing arts and crafts, and swimming. She has a dog and cat named Mango and Tinker. Staci just came back from her dream vacation…. a Hawaiian cruise.

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