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Teacher Tom Frey wins poetry award

Mr. Frey
Tom Frey, a fifth-grade teacher at Amanda Stout Elementary School, received an honorable mention in Berks Encore's annual Senior
Poetry Competition.  The poems were judged by an independent panel, including people from the Reading Public Library and Berks Encore.  This year, the organization received more than 90 entries. Mr. Frey attended the awards ceremony with students Julio Vega-Ortiz and Francisco Avila-Arana and their families. 


MY CHERRY TREE

​BY TOM FREY

 Hides its blossoms from winter's harsh indifference
                      I long and wait
          Patience wards off despair
                               Until
Slowly, unnoticeably, each branch reawakes
                        Renewing hope
                         Giving beauty
                               But
Too short lived after such a long hibernation
Soon to fall and be carried off by a warm breeze
      Landing white upon the waking earth
              Mocking the winter's snow



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