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Local 5th grader writes poem about demolition of El Paso City Hall

Local 5th grader writes poem about demolition of El Paso City Hall
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POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 7:02am

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:34am

An El Paso fifth grader submitted a poem about her reaction to the demolition of El Paso's City Hall. Below is the text of Kimberly Elisse Gonzalez's poem.
 

In its block it stood

The tallest building of them all

In downtown:

El Paso City Hall.

 

It’s walls covered with windows

Looking so blue…

But today at 9:01 a.m.

Its demolition came true.

 

“Its debris is not harmful,”

So they said on TV.

But that would not stop

The hurt that came on to me.

 

I saw people cry,

I saw people cheer.

As long as they tried…

What, didn’t you hear?

 

They tried to stop it,

They tried to do so!

But they didn’t succeed,

City Hall had to go.

 

I may be young,

Only 11, not yet a teen,

But for sure I’ll never forget

April 14, 2013!

---- Kimberly Elisse Gonzalez, 11
5th Grade

 

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I'm so glad that there is still some sensitivity within some of us as expressed in this poem, and especially that it hasn't been lost in some of our young people. The Grand Lady was serving us well but was destroyed prematurely by mindless and egotistical motives.

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