August 4, 2003
The following poem was written by Katherina Aguilera, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Katherina comes from a small family; she has four brothers and no sisters. She has lived in Saskatoon half of her life. She is attending the BE10 program at SIAST, Kelsey Campus. Before that she was in the literacy program. Katherina hopes to further her education and work with children.
I stood among the rock people in all their glory
The land mesmerized me with its wisdom
I saw the mighty warriors
and the fierce animals that roamed the land before
I saw people united as one bright star
There in this land I could hear my soul speak
It told me not to forget that we are one
Even though we may not be the same in appearance
We are the same in spirit
I stood their among the rock people frozen in time
I stood there in their light.
[This story was taken with permission, from an anthology of stories, poetry and other works by students of Basic Education 10, SIAST Kelsey Campus, entitled VISIONS 14, page 29.]