Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart

This is the story about Amber and Essie
Written in blank verse poetry.

Life changed for Amber and Essie
When their daddy went to jail.
There was not much food,
And they were often alone.
But they were happy.
They could make a Best Sandwich.
Plus, there was Wilson
And Nata-Lee.

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Our special thanks to Ramón Pajares Box for the background music: DVORÁK, ANTONÍN (Bohemia, 1841-1904) Serenade for strings, in E major, op. 22 (1875)



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