As part of last week’s Color Wars, each team was allowed to submit a poem about their camp experience (Color Wars includes the arts as well as cooperation points, not just competition). We think you will enjoy the creative expression of these teen campers. Enjoy. We will post more later this week.
Oh Tecumseh by Teton cabin week 8, 2010
Oh Tecumseh, where to start?
We adore you so much for filling our hearts.
Seven days just isn’t enough,
Going home is always quite tough.
Chapel, Lake, and Being Third,
Always learning about God’s word.
Camp friends stay closer than any other,
While counselors love us like a second mother.
No matter what, I’ll go through pain or strife,
I know Camp T has truly changed my life.
The Lake by Lakota cabin week 8, 2010
Everyone sitting on the sand waiting to splash
into the glistening water.
The sun shines on the water like a shining star.
Campers lining up for the slides, screaming laughing,
and having a great time!
Poison ivy roaming the hill like a vulture.
Kids jumping on the trampoline trying to get blobbed
to soar as high as the zipline.
Paddle boats floating like ducks.
Fixing the Puzzle by Malik Newsom,
Mingo, week 8, 2010
People are like puzzle pieces;
All fitting in the correct place,
With different sizes and shapes
Making the perfect picture.
All have different characteristics
Which creates a challenge finding
where you belong.
Some have determination, that drive,
pushing toward success.
Others might have comfort, that soft,
Understanding feeling used upon others in need.
Ones that are lucky find the Light by chance.
While others have been born into it.
We worry whether or not we are perfect or homely,
Based solely on appearance,
But what we seek to understand is
Whether we are clean or dirty.
But the One who makes the puzzle
We are already perfect or need more time to believe so,
Because He does and always will.
Once we realize that, the puzzle will be complete.