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Cavendish Elementary Veterans Day Poems

In honor of Veterans Day, the students at Cavendish Elementary school discussed how veterans have impacted their lives.
They also wrote poems about this topic. Below are some submitted by their teacher, Jenine Nord: "I discussed with my students
that it is the small things in life that make our lives special...and it is the simple things that we should appreciate that may not have been
had we not had a history of people (police, soldiers, firemen, i.e. Veterans) looking out for us," said Jenine.

I enjoy waking up in my soft, warm bed and feeding my pets.
It might have been otherwise.

I go into my exquisite kitchen and wait on my breakfast.
It might have been otherwise.

I sit outside petting my five cats.
It might have been otherwise.

I play soccer in my beautiful backyard.
It might have been otherwise. 

I throw a ball for my awesome dog.
It might have been otherwise.

I eat yummy food.
It might have been otherwise.

By Granger Arnsberg, 6th Grade

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I woke in my bed with my mom's cat Ruby.
It could have been otherwise.

I jump on my bed.
It could have been otherwise.

I go outside, and play with my dog Butch.
It could have been otherwise.

I play with my friend Walker.
It could have been otherwise.

I think about my brother Jordyn.
It could have been otherwise.

Jarryt Stalnaker, 6th grade

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I woke up in my cozy bed with my blankets and my dog.
It might have been otherwise.

I jump on my loving dad who adores my mom.
It might have been otherwise.

I have a strong body that can pick up my dog.
It might have been otherwise.

I think about my loving mom and dad the hunter.
It might have been otherwise.

I realize I am lucky to have such a huge family who I love so much.
It might have been otherwise.

I hang out with my papa who takes me golfing and with my Nonie who makes us milk and cookies.
It might have been otherwise. 

We eat the cookies and get lazy on the couch, just the three of us.
It could have been otherwise.

Kendra Gillispie, 6th grade

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I woke up in my cozy room.
It might have been otherwise. 

I had breakfast of my mom's warm pancakes and went to my best friend's house.
It might have been otherwise.

I went to bed cozy and warm with my best friend.
It might have been otherwise.

I played in the sandbox with my best friend.
It might have been otherwise.

We went on a boat in the warm sun.
It might have been otherwise. 

I went back to my nice home and my loving family.
It might have been otherwise. 

- Eliza Olson 3rd grade

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Every morning I wake up in a nice warm bed.
It might have been otherwise. 

I get to go to a one-room schoolhouse.
It might have been otherwise.

I get to go to Dodgeball classes.
It might have been otherwise.

I get to do this because I live in America.
Without the Veterans it might have been otherwise.

Justen Frisch, 3rd grade

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I woke up all cuddly in my nice warm bed to my mom's voice.
It might have been otherwise.

I enjoy my bath and yummy breakfast.
It might have been otherwise.

I go and ride my bike by myself to explore the hatchery.
It might have been otherwise.

I find a cool track with my brother.
It might have been otherwise.

I play the card game War with my mom.
It might have been otherwise.

I love to do things with my family.
Because of the Veterans' service it wasn't otherwise.

- Cole Shockman, 3rd Grade

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Thank you Army veterans for serving our country.

- Brenden Frisch, 1st grade

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Thank you Army for serving our country.

- Skyler Miller, 1st grade

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Veterans, we love you for all you do. Thank you.

- Anthony Logan, 1st grade

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I love you Veterans because Poppy was in the Army.

- Mackenzie Miller Kinder

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My dad was in the Army and Air Force. I love Daddy.

- Rachel Olson Kinder

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I woke up and I could hear my catís purr
I felt the vibration on my stomach

It could have been otherwise.

I get dressed and made some cereal.
It could have been otherwise.

I hugged my mom and dad.
It could have been otherwise.

I made my bed and brushed my teeth.
It could have been otherwise.

I rode on the bus to school and put my
backpack in the locker.
It could have been otherwise.

I helped my mom by cleaning the
school and then we went home.
It could have been otherwise.

I did my homework and then I ate
dinner with my mom and dad
and then I went to bed.
It could have been otherwise. 

- Emily Curfman, 5th grade

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I woke up in my cozy room with my dog
It could have been otherwise.

I jumped on my bum-leg sister who likes me.
It could have been otherwise.

I am a 12 year old boy who likes to hunt deer.
It could have been otherwise.

I play with my cousins.
It could have been otherwise.

I think about my brother in the Marines.
It could have been otherwise.

I realize I am lucky to have an XXXL family.
It could have been otherwise.

I go hunting with my dad.
It could have been otherwise.

If we shoot a deer we clean it and get lazy at the house.
It could have been otherwise.

- Walker Gering, 6th grade

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I woke up at my grandma's house.

It might have been otherwise.

My grandma made me a good breakfast.
It might have been otherwise.

I remember fishing last summer with my grandpa.
It might have been otherwise.

Because of Veterans there is freedom to our country.
I am thankful that it is not otherwise. 

- Tyler Barron, 4th grade

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I woke up to my mom's kiss.
It might have been otherwise.

She carried me to the kitchen.
It might have been otherwise.

I ate a nice fat donut,
It might have been otherwise.

I went and got dressed,
It might have been otherwise.

I went and jumped on my crazy dad,
It might have been otherwise.

I watch a movie,
It might have been otherwise.

I ate lunch,
It might have been otherwise.

I played a board game with my loving sister,
It might have been otherwise.

I ate dinner,
It might have been otherwise.

I played with my dog,
It might have been otherwise.

After a long day I went to bed,
It might have been otherwise. 

Thank you Veterans for serving our country.

- Cre'Elle Lanier, 4th grade