Arlo and the Orca

A collaborative poem written by all of Room 8. This poem instead expresses our feelings about sadness, looking through the eyes of Arlo from ‘Arlo and the Orca’ by Monique Walker.

 Cold tears dripping on your face.
 Water and cold air.
  Tears running down your face.
Like a cold gust of wind.
You are no one.
Tears dropping out of your eyes.
Into the ocean..
Salty tears.
You’ve had enough.
Crying salty tears and sweat.
Bitter feelings of guilt, depression and regret.
Sadness is blue, a rainy day.


Throughout the middle of the story, Arlo was feeling down. In an act of sadness and frustration, he ran outside to the ocean in the heavy, stormy rain… the ocean was his most favourite place. 

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