Geology

responses

Inside the stone I felt…

Inside the stone I felt trapped / the sound was a constant rap, rap, rap. / What is out there? / Please someone share. / What do you see? / Wait, what is happening to me? / Louder than the rap, a bang. /Help me. I can't just be left to hang. / A bright light. / A beautiful sight. /Trapped no more. / A whole new park to explore.

Toni Mervine

I went inside a stone and I saw...heard…

I go inside a stone and see bugs sleeping in the dark I see crystals and diamonds glimmering inside the rock. It is a whole new world seeing the hidden inside, underneath the rough and bumpy moss and ferns. Inside the stone, I hear people stepping on me— THUMP and SQUISH minerals and mushy dirt I hear them walking and talking, I feel their weight, their footsteps on damps, sandy ground. I hear birds, TSK, TSK, CHIRP and the SHH SHHHH of rain. I feel the pressure inside the stone ledges squeezing metamorphic pebbles or sedimentary sandstone crumbling and withering away.

A Group Poem by 3rd Grade Students from Old Trail School, Every Kid Outdoors
Peninsula, OH

My stone…

I was once part of a rock, / A smooth, glistening flat rock / I was once part of a rock / A rock that was skipped and thrown / by kids: later abandoned and forgotten, / I was once part of a rock that traveled / hundreds of miles underwater til surfacing again / I was once part of a rock that repeats / this cycle til the end of time

Simon H
Wick Jrs

I went inside a stone and I saw...heard…

Inside / The stone / It is round like a dome / Trapped inside and nowhere to go / That is inside the stone / Trapped all alone / Near others but still on its own

Timothy S
Wick Jrs

My stone…

Rocks, stones, leaves, tree all of it is nature / If you go inside a rock / It might feel soft, might feel hard / Being inside a tree would be cool / Nature is very cool and I wish I could / See it’s point of view

Lydia M
Wick Jrs

Inside the stone I felt…

Take a moment. / Take a moment to go inside. / Take a moment to go inside and see / the world through different eyes. / The trees, the rocks, the ground. / Find a different perspective. / A new perspective. / Look at the world. / See what they see. / A squirrel gracefully leaps from your arms. / The water rushes through you, slowly forming a / magnificent canyon of you. / The soft feet of a child as they run through your hair. / Take a moment. / Take a moment to find something / Take a moment to find peace. / Take a moment to look through different eyes.

Anna B
Wick Jrs

I went inside a stone and I saw...heard…

A creature of rock / The rocks pure, cold stone / None of them perfect / Different shapes, sizes / Different personalities / Rocks for building / For skipping / For breaking / For hurting / Or, for sitting on / A flat rock / A fat rock / A rock made of rocks / A sharp rock / A smooth rock / A rock to make a barrier / A rock for dividing / For playing / For just existing / A rock for nothing / To do nothing, to break nothing, to make nothing / A rock for being a rock

Colemann P
Wick Jrs

I went inside a stone and I saw...heard…

Deep inside / Was my / Soul / Speaking / To my / Inner thoughts, / Touching / The bond of my / Being. Converting through / Connection / The lasting / Bond / Remained forever / Even with a / Stone.

Luka L
Wick Jrs

Inside the stone I felt…

the push as we emerged in the light, ancient tropical sea adhered to granite today in view of glaciers.

E Johnson
Gustavus, AK/Stow, OH

I went inside a stone and I saw...heard…

water flowing through quartz pebbles trickling sand from here to there ice expanding cracking creating new paths

ALA
Lakewood, OH

I went inside a stone and I saw...heard…

I went inside a stone and I saw rings, / like a tree, to mark the years / it had sat and witnessed / while yearning to be part of it.

Olivia F
Painesville
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