Amy Ferfolio
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SchoolTrinity High School

CityGarfield Heights, Ohio

TeacherMary Anne Kovacs

InternBrittney Mattson


My poem, "Angels Speak," is based on the research done by Brittney Mattson. It shows a "conversation" of thoughts between a young mother and her newborn daughter. The baby was wrapped in blankets to sleep in, which caused complications. The young mother did not know much about safe sleep of babies, but still completely blames herself for her daughter's death. The baby, although in the process of dying, still communicates with her mother. Although the poem ends sadly, it gives hope and warm feelings to those who read it.