Sun Love

My dangerous rooster
I love you like I love myself
I love the way you always stay on guard
The way your feathers beg to be odd
the way you take charge and march
The way you fight for a reason
Just like treason
The way you shake and wake me
up like a scream of love
like a feather floating down
as if it has floated forever.

—The Sun


Every spring and fall, Badgerdog solicits and publishes occasional poems from its students. This poem by Ricky was the winner of our Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest. Congratulations, Ricardo!

Original artwork by former Badgerdog student Izzy Lawlor.


4 thoughts on “Sun Love

  1. Ricardo is a very gifted young writer. What skill. It’s obvious to me that he’s a Dobie Middle School student.

  2. Such a great poem! Creative and original with a great use of words. Here are some rooster quotes I thought you might like:

    “Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow” – Russian proverb

    “A rooster only crows when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.” – Muhammad Ali

    “Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.” – Joe Adcock

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