[Word Count 250]
[Illustration notes in parentheses]
PHOEBE MAKES A MARK
What does it mean to make a mark? What difference can you make?
Well, Phoebe wants her chance so much, it means a tummy ache.
She draws and paints each morning and then colors through the night.
With practice, practice, practice, Phoebe’s got mad skills all right.
The sights. The city. Off she goes. What will she paint today?
The window washer up above. A cook at the café.
“Gadzooks, how do you do that?” says the man who sells the news.
And when he asks to keep one, Phoebe simply can't refuse.
The girl who sings her heart out pictures Phoebe as a star,
That’s why she says, “Hey, Phoebe, please paint ‘LOVE’ on my guitar.”
[Crowd is gathering. Many make requests for paintings.]
“How ‘bout those puffy pigeons?”
“Or bright words against the sky.”
“Thirteen skateboards zipping by!”
Uh-oh. The crowd’s gigantic. When did it jumbo-size?
“Oh no, my best won’t be enough. That’s it. I quit!” she cries.
A hush, and then “So, now what?”
“There’s nobody quite like you.”
“Please, Phoebe, reconsider.”
”Is there something we can do?”
So Phoebe starts to wonder, gazing at each hopeful face.
Then says “Let’s huddle up and put some art up in this place.”
[Citizens come to location with painting supplies, ladders, etc.]
The goal. The game plan. Off they go. A chance for everyone.
And give it up for Phoebe, who dreams big and gets it done.
[Two-Page Scene: Community has a mural painting party.]
Imagine, and now... Off you go! Mix talent with your team.
Go huddle up and make your mark. And jumbo-size your dream.