Lion’s Heart Volume I: Avalee Fray-McCroskey

The silence in the air is painful

When will we be rescued?

Where is the ship?

My dream of rescue is falling like the violent

crash of the waves against the rocks

This isolation is infinite

The division of the hopefuls and the

Thinkers is greater than ever


Avalee is a freshman and has pink hair. She is 14 years old and is the youngest in the school. She wrote this poem in English class about Lord of the Flies. She didn’t know this poem was submitted to the arts journal but she is flattered it got chosen.