Two Poems: "The Pipes" and "The Two-headed lamb"

Riley Pardo

The Pipes

Drip. Drip. Drip, the water went down.
Drip. Drip. Drip. You couldn't believe the sound.
Drip Drip Drip. You were so sick of it, so you frowned
When would it stop? When could it go? You hated the sound.
Your hands shook, and your eyes widened,
You realized something was faulty, wrong even.
You hadn't left the faucet on. So what was that sound?
Drip. Drip. Drip.
The Two-Headed Lamb

It was a freak of nature, a product of something unnatural.
It stumbled as it walked, two heads one body
Two sets of eyes that looked up into the sky
the lamb baad, swaying as it finally sat down
bright blue eyes looking up into the night sky,
and on that night, as its mother curled up next to it
It would be found in the morning, taken behind the barn and disposed of
But tonight, tonight it was perfect
So when It looked up into the night sky, wondering what it saw,
With twice as many stars, twinkling and vivid.
The Two-Headed Calf poem by Laura Gilpin inspired this.

Riley Parido is an 8th-grade student at Capital Day, she has three siblings named Stephan, Maddie, and Chloe. She lives in Frankfort, Kentucky. She is fourteen years old. She likes to listen to music and is a pre-professional dancer at Kentucky Dance Academy. Her favorite color is Sage Green, and she is an advocate for people with disabilities. She loves spending time with her friends and family and loves to talk. She is very creative and loves to write when she can come up with something about a topic she enjoys. Riley takes lots of inspiration from poets like Laura Giplin and Mary Oliver.

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