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Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in ACE Partners, Continuing Education | 0 comments

Cats have 9 Lives in the ACE Poetry Contest, Plus Alien Tendencies

By Samosa, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot for Oakland International High School

Pet me. I’m Samosa, OIHS ACE Poetry Contest Mascot.

Is it really April already? This year has flown past so quickly–though my furry, canine friends have all aged seven years since the last annual ACE Poetry Contest, me and my feline associates have remained youthful and enigmatic, probably because we know we have those nine lives to spare. Or maybe it’s because we’re intergalactic, fearsome aliens. Either way, we’ll never tell.

Ah, but poetry–I’m looking forward to what’s coming out of the minds and hearts of the young people of Oakland International High School this April! With the whole wide universe to choose from as a topic, I know they’ll have a lot to say, and I can’t wait to curl up and listen. With some catnip.

Here’s my offering to you, good readers–Happy National Poetry Month!

All us Cats and Flerkens like to purr
when you pet and stroke our fur.
There’s no better feeling on earth
than being petted for all that you’re worth.

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