Phone Number Poem

By: Dean Roggenbauer

3 Soccer ball rolls
6 Across the field lightning fast to.
3 Trap. Then pass.

5 The ball goes on down
7 The field and they send the ball
8 Into the middle the ball goes and into
7 The goal and they score then GOAL!


Gorzycki Middle School

7th

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Heat

Six people in a room sitting
Heat
The middle of the room was burning down quietly
Two people fled
Three on their phone
One person reading a book
Fire consumes the furniture
One more person flees
Three people sitting in a room


Gorzycki

7th

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Water

Water: Elliot Bochey

Dark, heavy, and wavy, but darkness falls
Showing all creatures

Salty but tasteless and many
Many miles of it

There is
Also another form
Clear, cold, and pure

Both ways
Are considered dihydrogen monoxide: water


Gorzycki Middle school

7

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Christmas

Christmas
The snow falls on the leafless tree
The lights on the neighbor’s house is the prettiest sight to see
The hot cocoa and marshmallows add the feeling of delight
The star on the tree never has shined so bright
The family spends time making treats
Every threat is made so sweet
The presents make me smile
I’ve been waiting awhile
A holiday I wouldn’t pass
Christmas


gorzycki

7th

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Christmas

Christmas
The snow falls on the leafless tree
The lights on the neighbor’s house is the prettiest sight to see
The hot cocoa and marshmallows add the feeling of delight
The star on the tree never has shined so bright
The family spends time making treats
Every threat is made so sweet
The presents make me smile
I’ve been waiting awhile
A holiday I wouldn’t pass
Christmas


gorzycki

7th

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When Will People Realize? 2.75/5 (4)

When will people REALIZE?
Realize that abandoning someone hurts.
When will people feel REMORSE?
Remorse for leaving someone behind.

Shutting, shutting, shutting doors
BAM.
Another tear cried.
Another child abandoned.

When will people HURT?
Hurt for the pain they’ve caused before .
When will people THINK?
Think of the trust issues they’ve caused.

A child’s cry to their mother.
When is daddy coming home?
Never the mom replies holding back tears.
He chose to shut that door long ago.

A child’s cry to their father.
When is momma coming home?
Never the father says through clenched teeth.
She couldn’t put down the needle.
The drugs shut the door for her.

Shutting, shutting, shutting doors
BAM.
Another tear cried.
Another child abandoned.


W. Charles Akins High School

11

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One More Time 4/5 (4)

One more time
One more hit

I said I would stop
I said prison changed me

I said I would do it for the kids
I said I would do it for my family

Now I sit begging for another dose
Heroine
Meth
Speed
Cocaine
Why do you control my life?

One more time
One more hit

Sirens blare
Police men yell

My instinct tells me to run
My instinct tells me to hide

On my knees I sit
On my knees I am cuffed

4
5
6
7 times

How many times will I visit prison again?
Heroine
Meth
Speed
Cocaine
Why do you control my life?

One more time
One more hit

My eyes roll
My eyes close

Overdose takes over
Overdose takes me

Now I’m gone
There won’t be another time
There won’t be another hit


W. Charles Akins High School

11

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Cloud

Cloud
I am a cloud
Now you probably think I’m joking
Or a kid who has dreams of flying with nothing holding me down
No
I am a cloud
But not the nice kind
I don’t float freely in the sky
I am a cloud that’s chained to the ground
No I’m not fog
Nor am I actually a cloud
Just a kid
I hold a cloud
In my band
It weighs me down
Like the challenges I face
I want to be like a cloud in the sky
Or even the fog on the ground
Only because
They are free
Free to do as they wish
My cloud it chains me to the ground
Why couldn’t it be real
And allow me to float free in the sky
I am a cloud
Not the free kind
But a cloud
Not a real one
Just a prop
Barley noticed on a field of performers
I’m a cloud
Who doesn’t float free


Bowie High School

9

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Today’s Fight

today is not the day to
stand down
today is not the day to
take cover
today is not the day to
fall back

today is the day to
rise up
today is the day to
fight back

for our sisters
persecuted
proclaimed
beautiful

for the people
undone for being
themselves
and the love they feel

for the dreamers
who will not be silenced
the most American of
all of us

for anyone
oppressed
deprived
unable to see
the love through
the haze of fear

yes, there will be a day to
stand down
there will be a day to
fall back

but that day will only come when
the battlefield is
a sanctuary
the fire
a field of wildflowers
and the enemy
is walking home with us
hand in hand


Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

7

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