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“Senior Sendoff” 2024
CSD Productions, CSD Productions • May 30, 2024

I remember

(A poetry submission – written in 2021 and revised in 2024)
Isabel Sands
A 2021 Fayetteville, North Carolina, major highway project split this family farm.

In 2021, my Nana’s  50-acre farm was split by a major highway. I wrote this poem as kind of a break up letter to my memories of her farm.


I remember


I remember the warm, golden sun                        

Its yellow arms wrapped like

a veil surrounding me 


I remember the ivory sand

That ivy and weeds overtook

That sand in which we searched for glass

Eyes turned to spy glasses

our curious hands sifting through


You told me my bright blue shards

Had once held a burst of lightning

And I examined it in awe


I remember the graveyard

Where I stood with wettened cheeks

As I’d never met 

Who laid there


I remember the magnificent tree

Whose other-wordly gaze 

Made us feel something we didn’t understand 

And we called it ours


I remember the pond

Where Remi played with soiled paws

That searched for a yellow tennis ball

And you would shout for him to get out

So he wouldn’t get muddy


But I remember most 

When with a ghostly crash

Our sugary sweet memories 




A highway ran through our

Magnificent tree

Severing us from your graveyard

And with it our peace


Piling the dirt my sweet Remi fertilized


I don’t remember


Verdent grasses turned ashy concrete

Remind us 

That nothing lasts forever

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Isabel Sands
Isabel Sands, Podcast Editor. Arts & Entertainment Editor

Isabel Sands is in the 9th grade, beginning her fourth year at CSD. She is new to journalism because she decided to branch out and loves trying new things. She enjoys being spontaneous and believes that's truly the only way to have fun. Coming from a military family, she has developed her love of travel throughout the years and has been able to meet new people, see new places and experience new cultures.

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