Lead Scene 2.5/5 (2)

The scene comes to life
From lead.
People watch as they see a snowflake falling down,
A snowman being built.
The joy on kids’ faces shining brighter that the snow beneath.
All this from only a pencil
Gliding effortlessly on a piece of paper.


Gorzycki

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The Best Place on Earth 5/5 (9)

The place on earth
Is somewhere close by.
Now, you may sit and wonder
“Where is this place, Sky?”

It’s a good thing you asked.
Let me tell you all I know.
It’s the best place on earth.
It’s my favorite place to go.

What’s that sound I hear?
It’s the donkeys out there
Going hee haw hee haw
Jumping around like they don’t care.

I see milk and Oreos.
No, that’s just the cow.
Their names are Ana and Kristoff.
Isn’t that cool?! Wow!

Baa Baa white sheep
They’re so fluffy and cute.
I love them a lot
In their black and white suit.

Holy piggy!
That’s Charlotte the pig.
She eat everything in the world
That’s why she’s so big.

Sparkle the horse
Is so pretty and sweet.
She has a baby in her tummy
And she stomps her mini feet.

One, two, six
Wait there are eight and now ten
I keep counting Corgis
All the way to the end.

Birds, cats, and guinea pigs
There are so many animals to see.
This magical place is my Mema’s.
It’s the best place to be.


baldwin elementary

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Mauve Azaleas 4/5 (5)

I watch this place,
as if I were watching Monet
in real time.
Mauve azaleas
flutter as the breeze swept
pollen from their pistils.
Bumble bees decorated
themselves with flaxen dust,
humming.
Take what they want,
disregarding
innocent blossoms.
Indulging until
once petite bodies,
become ponderous.
Stamen:
anther and filament,
violated.
Awkward and cumbersome,
their stripes disappear
into yellow daisies.
The way the pollen
moved the gentle wind-
released the dread
of thunder and lightning.


James Bowie High School

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This is What The Moon Thinks About 4/5 (5)

I wish I could recite to you,
all that I know of Earth.
Although, I have kept a respectable distance
from her, for billions of years,
I have learned everything
there is to know.
I envy her-
everchanging green, blue, gold.
Rolling cascades of milky
vapor glide across an invisible
orb— her halo.
I am only a descendent,
of her being,
the leftovers.
This is the reason
I was left,
half encased
in an unbearable
blackness.
Insufficiently caressed,
gilded arms pay no matter to
the darkest of me.
My only will:
her ocean.


James Bowie High School

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Things to Remember 5/5 (1)

You might think
Light fights off the shadows
But it only conceals them

It might appear
That fire kills and destroys
But it gives warmth

You might fear
A place that isn’t heaven
But it is just a place
For people too hurt to love

You might assume
Your actions speak louder than words
But your words could change a world

You might wish
That everything is fine
While your world crumbles around you
But you have to love what is with you


Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

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Not So Simple 1.67/5 (3)

They always say
Look for the silver lining
And so we search
But it isn’t so simple
As they say

Don’t be negative
They tell us
So we look for happier things
But it isn’t so simple
As they say

Don’t judge by looks
They insist
So we close our eyes
And let our heart guide us
But it isn’t so simple
As they say

Follow your heart they whisper
So we try to take chances
And chase our dreams
But it isn’t so simple
As they say

Follow our advice
They scold
So we try
To find the silver lining
To stay positive
To look at what’s inside
And to chase our daydreaming hearts
But it isn’t so simple
As they say


Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

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Secret Questions 4.5/5 (2)

Can love shed light
In your darkest corners?

Can hope bring joy
To eyes haunted with death?

Can silence find the words
You don’t dare speak?

Can a scream
Inspire the world?

Can a floating lily
Hold up the world?

Can a moth find the courage
To resist the flame?

Can a secret question
Find an Answer?


Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

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Things to Remember 4/5 (2)

You might think
Light fights off the shadows
But it only conceals them

It might appear
That fire kills and destroys
But it gives warmth

You might fear
A place that isn’t heaven
But it is just a place
For people too hurt to love

You might assume
Your actions speak louder than words
But your words could change a world

You might wish
That everything is fine
While your world crumbles around you
But you have to love what is with you


Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

6

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Collision 4/5 (1)

Chasing daydreams
On golden wings
Through stars
And silver light

Bottling love
In crystal flasks
On a sunlit pier

River singing
Peaceful songs
And lilting melodies

Dew speckled blossoms
Blooming in
The blood red dawn

A haunting chorus
Silent and loud
In the golden dusk

Silver snowflakes
Crashing softly down
Clinging into icicles
Melting into hope

Lovely harmony
Crashing apart


Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

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Who I Am 2/5 (1)

Who is Sydnie?
Sydnie is annoying she’s way too dark
And well the whining we’ve had enough of that
That’s what I was identified as to many when I was younger
Now that Sydnie from years ago is very different
The whining she stopped that
The darkness she loves that
If you identified her now you’ll just know she does
that


Ann Richards School For Young Women Leaders

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