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Below is the poem entitled GEORGI THE BOY FROM RUSSIA which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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On a quite Saturday morning, I decided not to take the usual stroll,
instead I took my nephew Claudio to the neighborhood's playground;
so proudly, he carried his brand new basketball;
delightfully crisp was the spring air...
there were pleasant sounds from everywhere...
I did not see a kid who was alone or sad.

Georgi, the boy from Russia, 
was very tiny, but had a gorgeous face
a witty smile and seeing Claudio
and a black kid play basketball, 
he asked his dad, a military guy
so confident and tall,
if he could join them...
he agreed and that kid sprang, 
taking the spot that was mine.

To my surprise, Georgi didn't speak a word of English,
but spoke Russian; he must have arrived 
to the Unites States recently, and he communicated 
with gestures very well...
making words unnecessary. 
I noticed, children don't have to speak the same language
to understand one another 
and express love through their innocence, isn't it amazing?

Entered in Nathan A. contest, " Poems about Nationality "
Written on May 28/ 2013

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  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:43:00 PM
    Andrew, excellent poem and message, a wonderful example how life leads to strong lessons. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:41:00 AM
    Amazing indeed. Congrats on your win Andrew. AO

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 3:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:46:00 PM
    congrats on Your Nationality poem. NATE