• Ranita 4.5/5 (2)

    la ranita estaba en el lago
    con sus amigos.
    3 ranitas saltaron en el lago
    y se fueron a nadar.

    Odom Elementary


  • Under the Mountain 2.5/5 (2)


    Up in the clouds,
    Yelling loud,
    “Flying over the mountain!”
    The dragons by my side,
    I spied,
    A fairy castle in the in the sky,
    A wervyn said “Hi”,
    When I was flying over the mountain!
    I plunged down,
    And saw a little town,
    Under the mountain!
    Dwarves pound on an anvil,
    What will they ...

  • Way back then

    Way back then
    We would have never ending summers
    Excitement for others
    And there were small bummers
    Way back then
    The only heels I knew were Heelys
    And now nothing appeals
    Way back then
    Kim Possible was possible
    And life was comical
    Remember way back then?

  • The Pathway 5/5 (2)

    Light is the path to freedom
    You see so much more than the sky
    Freedom is more important than money


  • Trees

    Will you spare my life
    And appreciate my beauty?
    Some love me for the way I look
    Others don’t even know i’m there.

    They love to hang around me during the holidays,
    And parties are always my time to shine
    But only during the pinata.

    They use me like i’m paper
    when I could give so much ...

  • Can’t Stop Playing 4/5 (1)

    I can’t stop playing video games today
    It Is all I ever want to play
    The graphics are outstanding
    But my mom is so demanding
    “Stop playing these video games”
    Is what my mom angrily exclaims

    Computer, box, things that you wear
    Whatever console it is I don’t care
    Lunchtime, but I cannot eat
    This level ...

  • Broken


    I close my eyes and lay back
    I know I’m not on the right track
    Broken heart shatter like a mirror
    My soul is empty and it turns me into terror
    This is not me but this is what I’ve become
    I was like a flower into the sun
    Then darkness rolled in and step ...

  • Where I’m from

    I am from color pencils
    From markers
    And journals full of pictures

    I am from 4 rooms and nice friends

    I am from cooking meals
    From marking the walls with heights
    And sinking under the soft blankets after a long day

    I am from the trees I climbed
    And the plants I grew

    I am from going swimming on ...

  • Words 4/5 (1)


    these are words
    these are also words

    words can do many things
    they can

    words can
    words can

    but all words are like pieces,
    parts of people,


  • Repress, Disaster Alike, Don’t You

    I can’t remember
    what was written on that
    chipped chalk ceiling,
    but it must have meant something,
    because I couldn’t look away.

    The fluorescent light wavered,
    like it was grieving
    something lost.

    The scent of the aloe vera hand soap
    repulsed me,
    punctured me;
    my knees giving out.

    The rancid pink
    of the aluminum stall
    against sharpied ...

  • Nieve y Nieve

    Con mis ojos puedo ver mucha nieve.
    Con mi maris puedgo older la nieve.
    Con mi boca puedo probrar la nieve.
    Con mis oidos puedo oir la nieve.
    Con mes manos puedo tocar la nieve.
    Con mi cuerpo puedo hacer un angel de nieve.

    Odom Elementary


  • Metaphor for a family: kangaroo version


    My dad is the legs, strong and handy,
    my brother, the joey, small and thin, but sometimes annoying
    my mom is the body, holding us all together,
    and I, am the head, the logical Einstein one in the family.


  • This is What The Moon Thinks About 0/5 (1)

    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 ...

  • She Was

    She was the girl that no one noticed
    The girl that sits in the background.
    She was the girl that spent her time reading
    While all the other girls went into town.
    She was the girl that ate by herself
    Would sometimes starve herself too.
    She was the girl that needed money
    While the other ...

  • The Waterfall

    Roaring waters, gushing down,

    Churning, thrashing, the water pounds.

    A pulsing, bubbling white glow

    With gushing bright bubbles that quickly flow.


    I couldn’t remember it being any hotter

    So with a great big SPLASH! I jumped into the foamy

    white water,

    Which seemed like quite a solution,

    But there was just too much pollution!


    So shaking my head at the magnificent site

    And doing my ...

  • Pet Turtle

    The pet turtle eats all our flowers,
    He lays in the sun for hours and hours
    He’s pretty fast
    but his speed doesn’t last
    Sometimes he sleeps
    Or he’ll dig a burrow down deep
    he has his own pool
    he’s so cool
    If only he was mine


  • Flowers 5/5 (1)

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Bluebonnets are blue and white
    Some flowers are pink
    Red is for love
    Blue is for the sky
    White is for the clouds
    Pink is for a dress



  • Star 5/5 (1)

    Shines bright in the night sky
    Takes over our galaxy
    Amazingly bright
    Rises in the night sky



  • Please Make More Books 5/5 (2)

    We love books and we want some more
    We can’t wait
    We don’t like waiting for books
    Please make more books
    We are done with books really fast
    Books are the best, better than tests



  • Expect The Unexpected

    If we are expected to be perfect.
    We wont be ready.
    To fail.
    To cry.
    To say not now, this is too much.
    Give us time.
    Give us that single moment.
    That serene moment of being safe in our own minds and bodies.
    Now, our futures aren’t foretold.
    Expect the unexpected they say.
    But they ...

  • Art 5/5 (10)

    Color glides across paper
    Different reds and oranges make something new
    Every blue and green brushes splendidly
    White spaces now filled with color
    Beauty on paper
    As the picture comes to life

  • Panda

    Pandas are black and white
    and they look like an old picture.
    No one likes bamboo more than pandas
    Dancing, playing is not what panda like.
    As pandas the only thing they like is eating!



  • London

    Bright lights
    City nights
    Crown and jewels
    Fancy shoes

  • Chains

    Cold and gripping.
    They restrained me,
    They held me back.
    They dug into my wrists,
    They pained my ankles.
    They kept me locked away.
    Horrible, awful chains.
    They guard me day and night.
    Strong and sturdy,
    Cold and gripping.


  • Free

    In the beginning life was slow, then as we mature it grows
    Life is like a river, forever flowing on and on, then one day those days are gone
    Where’d it all go? It’s like it just disappeared in then snow
    As I keep on looking and looking for an answer, I find out ...

  • Coming Home

    I buried myself in the backyard of your big yellow house
    right under the swing set where, before I moved in,
    you used to sit in the shade and sing to the trees,
    sweet siren crooning to the wind
    and taking solace in the echo.

    We called the space between our houses a forest
    even though ...

  • Dazaling

    Watching as you entrance me into a gaze that wont let me look away
    The colors of
    and yellow
    Dazzle my eyes making me sob,
    for the dazaling thing is on my house
    burning it
    so much for beauty because on the inside its a monster


  • Stolen 4.5/5 (10)

    I let go
    I want it back
    I let go
    Just like that

    Every night I close my eyes
    I think about it
    I wanna say “Yes I do”
    Can I have it?
    I will give you yours too

    They stole it from me
    You probably don’t notice
    But I do

    I want my love back
    I know ...

  • In the front yard

    In the front yard I cartwheel

    and dance and feel the morning dew.

    My feet get soaking wet.

    With every step I take

    my feet get colder and wetter.

    I could just go inside the warm warm house

    but I won’t

    because when I come inside

    I won’t get to do this again for a long time

    So I will keep on cartwheeling and ...

  • True to You 4/5 (1)

    You may want to be cool like your friends,
    Stock up on all the latest trends.
    Do you have a style,
    Do you love to smile.
    You gotta be you,
    You gotta be true.
    Do you have a big heart,
    But your friends are mean?
    Play your part,
    And you will be seen
    You are ...

  • Rhino


    A force so powerful
    Yet so dull

    Sits on a hill
    Just like a mill

    Waiting to strike
    For what he likes

    Watching and waiting
    For his dull mind to start thinking.


  • Never-Forgotten Memories


    I climb the hill.
    I´m living on for days.
    I meet the house.
    I take a look around.

    Tree´s brushing along.
    The Earth giving me a cool breeze,
    As I greet the door.
    Pushed the door open,
    Noticing a flea infested dog,
    On the floor.

    Wagging her tail back and forth,
    Noticing fleas flying off,
    Every second.

    Shut ...

  • A Canadian in Texas

    I’ve had it now I can’t go on
    I’ve gone too far with just dry earth to walk upon
    This isn’t right there is no snow

    10 days till Christmas
    I just don’t know.
    If I can make it without pine trees
    Without snowmen or a winter breeze

    Without the snow I just can’t last
    Without sledding ...

  • Deep in the Heart 3.75/5 (4)

    Radio waves nestle against my chest
    as the dry hills whir up and down,
    a seismic machine weathered with asphalt wrinkles.

    The sky is bigger here;
    a tapestry of blues and whites.
    struggle to drink them in,
    fearful that you will look upon the vast heavens
    and find them hollow.

    Where there is green, it is beige.

  • Shape Poem

    A roof,

    A door,

    A window,

    Are placed orderly.

    It may be new or old but it must stay there.

    At least maybe it should. Maybe it shouldn’t here.

    More come more go but it stays still till broken down.

    One story, two story, 3 story, whatever you want.

    This have walls to store things no matter what.

    It has rooms full of designs ...

  • Cat whiskers

    The warmth of my cat

    Her whiskers tickle my face

    They stir my dreams, like little whisks,

    She asks me, are you living

    I respond,

    lulls me into a deep slumber

    and my imagination

    into a flight of fancy

    the life of your dreams?

    I’m in a dream


  • Opposite day

    There is something I need to tell you jad
    You are not very pretty
    You make my stomach turn sower
    You arnt very intelligent
    But I mean you are a blonde
    Your present makes me upset
    I don’t love you anymore
    Please go back to not knowing me
    You even have a bad personality
    Your ...

  • Bored

    I am bored in January
    because there’s no fairy
    I am bored in February
    cause it’s just like January
    I am bored in March
    Because I don’t like arch
    I am bored in April
    Cause there’s no maple
    I am bored in May
    Because it never make my day
    I am bored in June
    Cause ...

  • Chicago

    The windy city of Chicago
    You enter and fall in live with it
    It is just screaming with electric and alive shops
    Crisp, crunchy, and made with care deep dish pizza
    Delicious and deep goodness that so worth your money
    Right now Chicago is calling your name


  • Christmas Morning

    My hand skyrockets from under my covers
    I check the time
    6:00 on the dot
    My heart starts beating
    My head fills with questions

    I rendezvous with my sister in the hall
    Two sets of eyes peer over the banister at a glistening Fir laden with ornaments
    We stare in awe ...

  • Dogs. 5/5 (2)

    Dogs like to play.
    Dogs like to eat meat.
    Dogs love bones.
    Dogs love their owners.
    Dogs also like to lick their owners and other people.
    Dogs are loving animals.
    Dogs also save people.



  • What the color blue means to me

    What The Color Blue Means To Me
    Blue, blue is the color of sadness
    The color of tears from my blue eyes

    Freshly dyed blue hair to match my blue lips
    after a cold swim in the blue ocean

    The blue water to match the little blue sail boat
    In the little blue sail boat are sailors ...

  • Feeling Mexico

    As we drive
    I see birds
    high in the sky.
    I close my eyes and imagine
    I am a bird
    flying all the way to Mexico.
    I can taste the chamoy raspas.
    I can hear the mariachi
    and church bells.
    I feel my heart jump.
    Below me, I see trees
    dancing in the wind.
    I ...

  • Fight For Freedom

    I am a hero.
    I fly a plane called a zero.
    I drive a tank
    My clothes aren’t blank.
    I do brave things.
    I lots of pings.
    What am I?

    A solider


  • Facetiming

    It’s always late at night
    we talk for hours
    doing homework

    Don’t know why we stopped
    but in person it’s better
    she’s one of the only people i love to talk to

    she’s going to be one of my best friends forever
    We understand each other
    We help each other

    like sisters
    but we will always ...

  • Lilacs in the Breeze 0/5 (1)

    Lilacs in the breeze,
    swaying back and forth,
    sprouting beautiful petals,
    crying out for me to pick them,
    and then I do,
    and then they’re gone.


  • Mountaintop 3.5/5 (4)

    High above
    There is a place which many dream
    And few know
    It is graceful and elegant
    Like the stars
    From there you can touch
    The gentle mist that surrounds
    But doesn’t cloud
    It frees and flows
    Like a river
    A mountaintop

    Bailey Middle School


  • My Horse and I 5/5 (2)

    When I am happy, my horse is sad.

    When my horse is happy, I am sad.

    When he is mad from me not giving it a pat on the back, it makes me get on.

    Then…boom, pow, crash…He bucks me off and before you know my horse has to go because now I am in the hospital.


    Now you ...

  • Point Of View – DSi

    I am in your sock drawer,
    The socks are keeping my body warm,

    I overheard you ask mom,
    “Where is my charger?”

    I’m happy I am not turned on,
    Or else I would have died!

    I overheard now, you found my charger,
    But… not me yet,

    Please hurry up to find me,
    My camera is itching to take another ...

  • Rain


    Rain, Rain
    O my children
    Innocent as a summer day

    But No

    I watch my children fall
    To the ground
    To splat into a puddle

    O how I watch the little people run
    Under my tearful cries

    They mock me, they despise me
    They laugh at my offspring falling on
    their faces

    I watch them join together
    To make a ...

  • Whale 5/5 (4)

    I live like a whale
    In a double rhinocerous tail
    The twins, 1, 2 & 3
    Come fly with me
    Hoot owl hoot
    Follow me
    We’ll fly to school
    After midnight.

    Ridgetop Elementary



  • The Flower 5/5 (1)

    A trill like a fresh breeze rolling through the air.
    A paradise of tropical, lime-like scents.
    Petals like delicate silk between my fingers.
    A colorful flame you at the seams, amidst a field of cool green.
    A taste airy and flavorful, pockets of joy.

    Beauty, a spring valley, laughter, radiance, life.

    I pluck it from its stem, ...

  • 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


  • Dark

    Don’t close your eyes,
    Or the darkness will over take
    The darkness creeps up on you
    Your fear, Your fear of the dark
    What did you say?
    You’re not afraid of the dark?
    Then why?
    Why do you hide beneath the covers?
    What is it you fear in the dark?
    You fear what ...

  • My Sister Ate My Homework 4.33/5 (3)

    My sister ate my homework.
    It’s actually kind of a funny feeling
    It makes my toes tingle
    To where my feet begin to dance
    Because my sister ate my homework
    How could that be?

    The dog and I worked on it endless hours
    He helped me with my multiplication
    And especially with the division
    Oh my, ...

  • Metz 5/5 (1)

    Metz is the best!
    Education here is fun.
    Teachers are sweet and kind.
    Zoo of kids and teachers!



  • cookie

    As I ran off the mint green grass
    I could smell the freshly baked cookies
    My dogs barking in the background
    I could almost taste them
    So happy as they come out of the oven
    So squishy and gooey


  • Roses are Red………

    Roses are red, Roses are red,
    Violets are blue, Violets are blue,
    Watch out, Don’t eat that!
    There’s a tiger behind you! That’s Glue!

    Roses are red, Roses are red,
    Violets are blue, Violets are blue,
    I’m running out of ideas, The tiger is still
    What should I do? Chasing me,
    I am now it’s food!

    Roses ...

  • Yo Siento

    Yo siento que puedo ase todos las
    cosas yo confio en mi por que nadie
    lo puede permitir

    Odom Elementary


  • Flash the Cat 5/5 (1)

    Flash runs in a dash,
    he can never catch a rash.
    Flash is very cute,
    but he is mute.
    Flash like’s milk
    and his purr is like silk.
    Flash chases mice,
    but he is very nice.
    Flash is always on my street,
    but he is very sweet.
    He always does tricks,
    but he is never ...

  • Why? 4.63/5 (8)

    Why ?
    They feel like they have a penis, they’re above the opposite sex, but that’s not the case
    They say boys will be boys, but when will boys be men?
    When we were little girls,they said
    “If he’s mean to you, it’s because he likes you”,
    but we grew up to find out , ...

  • Horsey 5/5 (3)

    Pink, gray
    Running, walking, eating
    I love horseys

    Rodriguez Elementary


  • Caught 2/5 (1)

    I stand there as guns boom
    People run by
    Blood and tears soaked the land
    Where so many people have died
    Screams of pain
    Screams of war
    The killing
    The hurt
    Hundreds of men on the floor
    Clawing at the blood stained Earth
    Was this how all humanity would perish
    Something grabs my leg
    A ...

  • Running Late

    Oh no! There’s only 10 minutes until it’s time to go.

    I must have slept through my alarm clock, I’m in total shock!

    What will I wear, this is a nightmare!

    I guess I’ll just throw this ugly t-shirt and jeans on, I should already be gone!

    I can’t find my left shoe, what will I do?

    Look at my ...

  • Ode to Swimming 5/5 (4)

    Oh swimming,
    For you I’m trimming
    Down my free time
    Because you require the dedication of a lifetime.

    A friend’s party may await,
    But for you I will be late.

    I kick and pull,
    And swallow many a mouthful
    Of your crystal blue flowing wool.

    If I pause for just one day,
    You chase me ‘cause
    Without you, ...

  • Insecurity

    Someday I’ll learn to value me for every little thing i do
    If you were an artist how would you paint me
    You can feel the anger
    You can feel the pain
    Which these insecurities bring
    People say she’s a beauty
    But she doesn’t think of herself as that
    The frown at her reflection
    She ...

  • Light and Shadow 4.5/5 (2)

    Light defends against shadow

    But it creates shadows as well

    Light keeps the shadows at bay

    But it also conceals them

    Light gives you hope

    But shadows inspire you

    Light warms you

    But shadows ensure

    That you are never alone

    Light wards away monsters

    But shadows make them disappear

    Ann Richards School for Young Woman Leaders


  • Unfaithful

    The one that intimidates me the most
    Was the one I once adored.

    Consumed by many emotions,
    Like a preteen.
    The thought of you dances in my veins and
    I adored its choreography.

    I don’t know which to favor,
    The infection of love
    Or the agony of heartbreak.

    He drove many miles
    In a taxicab to see you.

  • Dazaling

    Watching as you entrance me into a gaze that wont let me look away
    The colors of
    and yellow
    Dazzle my eyes making me sob,
    for the dazaling thing is on my house
    burning it
    so much for beauty because on the inside its a monster

  • I Am Me


    Purple, silver, touched with gold,
    Lemon, chocolate the perfume holds.

    Music, laughing, dog squeaky toy,
    Kindness, happiness, dabbed with joy.

    Pages, doggies, smooth silk,
    Cherries, marshmallows, & sweet cocoas milk.

    I am the Alpha of all dogs,
    Blooming into their little paws.



  • Belief In Blue

    Those that protect us,
    constantly berated and bombarded,
    with the simple words of those who know too little
    to even completely comprehend the complex circumstances
    of the situations they are placed in.

    Those that protect us,
    put themselves in the way of
    the harm that would inevitably come our way.
    Without them we would be completely ...

  • Shark

    Shark want to snap you up!
    Come to the bottom of the deep blue sea
    And you will see me.
    I am not an eel or a seal.
    Come and find me.
    You don’t know where I am?
    I just told you.
    No, lunch.
    See you later,
    I have a human to catch.

    Odom Elementary


  • Season Feeling

    Light up my life like a Christmas tree,
    You’re the angel at the top,
    It’s a present to be present you better believe,
    I always want to sit at the fire and hear it crackle and pop,
    I fell in love with fall it’s a pleasure to fall in love with you,
    I don’t mind ...

  • Un Beso de Papa 5/5 (2)

    Mi papa me lleba a la escuela.

    Papa me puedes dar un beso antes de irme a la escuela a aprender?

    Si te lo puedo dar.

  • To Fly


    If you could fly,
    Where would you go, up to the sky or down below,
    Up at the sky where the wind is screaming,
    Or down below where life is teaming,
    What fun it would be to fly in the air,
    Or fly down below where you could go anywhere,
    In the sky there are ...

  • Space

    Do you ever think about what’s out there?
    All the stars and planets like,
    Black Holes forming and stars dying like,
    Infinite space and infinite flying like,
    Being the only ones or not knowing who’s out there like,
    Space will give you space because it’s infinite and growing like,
    Oh my god time is infinite ...

  • Pie Dive

    I love pie,
    I love pi,
    It’s 3 point 1 4 1 five,
    I also love to dive,
    Into a pool,
    It’s cool.


  • Dark Static 5/5 (1)

    Foggy eyes, grabbing at a
    Lack of glass
    Only dark fuzziness in front of her

    A window coated in 3 years worth of dust and dirt,
    A thin sheet of water descending in front of her face,
    A screen of a spring door
    speckled with dead fly legs

    The shards of her glasses
    Into her palm, ...

  • Little Potions

    Little bottles on the shelf
    Sitting still and silent
    Little potions I made myself
    Always causing excitement
    Glass holds the liquids in
    Corks cover the tops
    Sometimes there’s a lid
    They won’t spill when they drop
    Big and small
    Tall and short
    Lined up against a wall
    Some hold a quart
    While some have none ...

  • My Scrawny Nightmare

    My dear love is scrawny and a nightmare,
    Glowing eyes like knives cutting the darkness,
    Appeareth grey shadow with matted hair,
    Why she cometh from the trees such a mess?
    A lion’s roar quieter than her cries,
    Begone meowing feline vagrant pest!
    What is this dancing bear before my eyes?
    Persistent, unwelcome hobo houseguest.
    Yet, ...

  • Light (And Not) 5/5 (1)

    I look up and I see a trail, singing with the sounds of stubborn birds,
    an illuminated beam of sunlight falling on the trees.
    A scratching carpet of leaves form below, asleep for winter.
    Colors materialize all around, warm amber and cool gold.
    There is life everywhere, in all arrangements and stages.
    We sense moving, ...

  • Color Guard 5/5 (2)

    Shining sabres in the sun

    Twinkling maces so much fun

    Rifles spinning and whirling

    Flags tossing and twirling

    Elaborate costumes and glitter galore

    All over the stadium floor

    The band blaring as they move

    Across the field, they start to groove

    Dance and technique is our number one goal

    As we spin and dance, pouring out our soul

    Our elaborate hair and sparkling boots are ...

  • Above

    Up high in the sky
    where whirling winds fly
    through the bustling cities
    surrounded by clouds as soft as kitties
    a billion miles above the ground
    if you look up I am found
    with various sights for all to see
    there is no other place I’d want to be


  • What do I look like

    What do I look like letting some boy control my life. What do I look like letting someone tell me who and who I can’t be friends with. Telling me I can’t do something just because he doesn’t want me to. What do I look like being someones little pet following them around like I’m ...

  • I AM Poem 1/5 (1)

    I am like a small crack on a frozen lake,
    Surrounded by other bigger and smaller.
    I wonder if people can see the HIDDEN CRACKS In OUR WORLD.
    I hear the whispers of the wind around me.
    I see the light of childish wonder in those smaller than me.
    I want to be seen for ...

  • The Hat in the Cat

    Once, I saw a cat
    A very fat cat
    The cat had a hat
    The size of a mat
    But this was no cat in the hat
    This was the hat in the cat
    The cat was starving
    When he was not barfing
    So he decided to gobble that hat


  • Can’t Stand The Pain 5/5 (5)

    Just the feeling of the water
    Sent a rush through me
    Every single cell was alive inside me
    I could do anything
    I was invincible
    But now
    Something distracts me from that rush
    A negative electric charge
    Now flows inside me
    Thick grey fog seeps into my blood
    And a blazing fire behind my eyelids

  • Unearth

    I don’t want to pray for forgiveness
    like I’m pinned by the wings
    to God’s corkboard.
    But when the iron in my blood
    is towed toward the magnet that is
    her in her
    sunny Sunday best, I don’t stop myself
    from choking on the
    Lord’s Prayer.
    I indulge my shame.
    Like a sleepy child

  • Seeing a Shark 3/5 (1)

    It’s drifting through the water
    Through the Ocean blue
    You never see it coming
    Although it’s right in front of you
    It blends into the sand
    A deep, rich tan
    When you see it
    It’s always too late
    I see my reflection in the water
    Distorted as I break through it
    The shark swimming faster ...

  • Night 4.67/5 (3)

    In the middle of the night
    the barn owl you might sight
    it’s hooting swooping in the air
    above the big black bear
    Mice scampering on the ground
    the foxes don’t make a sound
    Squirrels are in their nest
    nighttime is the best.


  • Las Rimas 4.19/5 (78)

    Las rimas son letras que terminan
    igual al ultimo. Todas las rimas no son
    iguales. En las escuela te van a ensenar rimas.
    Yo hago muchas rimas en mi clase.
    Hacer rimas es divertido.

    Odom Elementary


  • Time 0/5 (1)

    time the world’s

    it only passes

    but will never
    come back

    it cannot stop
    time melts
    away by the second
    it passes like
    the wind

    time is the greatest
    thing you will

    ever have




  • I am a Dreamer

    I AM a dreamer.
    I WONDER wonderful things.
    I HEAR voices inside me, talking in my dreams.
    I SEE angels helping.
    I WANT nothing more.
    I AM a peaceful dreamer.

    I PRETEND nothing, for everything is real.
    I FEEL very peaceful dreamer
    I TOUCH the clouds in my dream.
    I WORRY not much.
    I CRY only ...

  • False Conparisons

    As quiet as a football stadium
    Everyone cheering as the home team scores
    You could hear a pin drop

    As exciting as a game of Chess
    Thinking and strategizing about your next move
    What a thriller!

    As easy as golf
    Just swinging a stick at a ball
    Takes no skill at all!

    As boring as a roller coaster

  • Teachers All Around

    Teachers are full of kindness.
    Teachers are full of greatness.
    Teachers teach you to follow your dreams even if you are separated from a friend because you are on different teams.
    Teachers teach you about light. Teachers teach you to love everything in sight. Teachers teach you to do the right thing. Music teachers teach ...

  • Sky 1.75/5 (4)

    A great soaring metal, lifting you cutting through the sky, flying past birds, outrunning everything.

    its a plane XD


  • The Snow Bites on Winter Nights 4/5 (6)

    As I wake up from this sleepless night,
    I see the light on the frosted windowpane.
    To the frosted windowpane;
    The light comes through you to fade slowly.
    This lustrous glow is as beautiful as the new fallen white snow.
    To the new fallen white snow;
    You are smooth yet coarse, but as brave as ...

  • Friend 5/5 (4)

    Hugging, giving, helping
    Because they’re nice to me

    Rodriguez Elementary


  • The Brave Astronaut 0/5 (1)

    I am a courageous astronaut
    I wonder what lies in the unknown
    I hear the whoosh of large asteroids flying past me
    I see our beautiful, shining planet
    I want to experience great wonders
    I am a brave explorer

    I pretend I have made friends with aliens
    I feel happy that I achieved my dream of ...

  • Holocaust

    With trumpets call and loud parade,
    they praise the hell that they have made.
    They do not dare to be aware
    of awful things they’ve done this day
    Long tongued liars live here now.
    To long tongued liars wronged men bow.
    Long tongued liars walk the streets.
    Long tongued liars in gods seat.

    Lying spiders spin ...

  • A Forgotten Home

    We came to a stop,
    the door opened
    and a thick air filled the car
    and creeped into my lungs.
    I cough and sniffle,
    dirt covers my face.
    As we walk down the streets
    of red, orange, blue and green houses,
    mix matched tall and short, big and small
    made of twig cement or bricks

  • Dog Fight

    Running from a pack of wild dogs
    Only to be cornered
    Grasped by the collar, pulled up by the alpha
    Socked in the face

    A million bees sting me
    A hundred alligators bite me
    A thousand people laugh at me
    Nothing compares to the pain I feel right now

    Thrown into a dumpster, the pack howling and ...

  • Por Que Hay Flores y Plantas 5/5 (2)

    Las flores sirven para que respires oxijeno.
    Si no tuvieramos flores no nos daria oxijeno.
    Lo que necesitas para hacer flores 302 semillas.
    Media taza de tierra y agua, y algo para poner la planta.
    Las plantas nos dan frutas o cosas que to mama necesita
    para cocinar. Tambien no dan semillas para hacer mas ...

  • The Ocean 3.11/5 (9)

    Salty smells of the ocean
    The sun burning down
    My feet buried in the soft sand
    Kids running and laughing
    Kites flying in the beautiful blue sky
    Step into the ocean and dance with the waves



  • An ode to mutual feelings

    This is an ode to the people who share the same feelings i do. And i don’t mean the romantic ones. I mean the excitement i share with my childhood best friend when we see each other after years without contact when his face lights up with joy i can’t help but feel we belong ...

  • Mis Pies 5/5 (1)

    Mis pies me dejan caminar y correr rapido.
    Tambien brincar, y parar. Me dejan hacer erjersicia y
    bailar y bailar, pero tambien se pueden cansar.
    Siempre estan alli para audarme en todo los que necesito.
    Mis pies me dejan hacer lo que sea.

    Odom Elementary


  • My Dogs

    My dogs are bad they get into my toys
    When my dogs are bad they like to eat my food
    When my dogs are upset they make a lot of noise
    But sometimes my dogs could just be very rude

    When my dogs are happy they run around the shed
    When my dogs are sad they ...

  • Kiwi

    Kiwi is green

    It would not go good with a bean.

    It is not mean.

    It is the yumyist

    fruit I’ve ever seen

    It is even better than a wing!

    Oak Springs Elementary


  • Volcano

    The luscious
    Oh so greatly amazing
    With sides rough as sandpaper
    Yet smooth as the dry-erase board at school
    And finally, the top pops off, and it goes BOOM
    The red magnificence flowing down the sides
    Enveloping everything in its path
    Until there is nothing left
    But a stump of what
    Used to be


  • Dog 5/5 (2)


    Fluffy, cute

    Walking, feeding, washing

    So he can live


    Rodriguez Elementary


  • A CAT 5/5 (5)

    I sit tall
    I sleep like a crescent moon
    I like how people pet me
    if you see me
    stroke me to hear my purr


  • Just Like Yesterday

    I remember it like it was yesterday
    Just like smashing my thumb into clay
    When I was small, I remember, I liked to play
    Like the time I smashed myself into hay
    Just like yesterday
    When it was May
    I remember I left one day
    But came back to stay
    Just like yesterday
    I see ...

  • Butterfly

    Today, I saw a happy butterfly flying in the sky.

    It landed on my tree and its beauty captivated me.

    Two days later, while walking my dogs and playing with my friend, I saw another butterfly resting on the ground. It looked still and lifeless.

    The wind carried it away.

    It felt sad for the butterfly because it will ...

  • Mi imaginación 4.14/5 (7)

    Mi imaginación está triste,
    mis ideas no quieren salir.
    Mis pensamientos están metidos,
    en el fondo de mí.
    Cuando ella sale,
    yo estoy feliz,
    pues puedo construir.
    Con legos y más legos hago juegos.
    Hasta que estoy muy cansado,
    me voy a dormir.


  • Snickers


    Is no ordinary horse.
    His deep brown, almond eyes
    Seem to stare into the very depths of my soul.

    He knows what i am thinking
    When I am happy, sad, lonely,
    Or mad

    Who is better than any therapist
    Who gives the best hugs.
    Who seems to understand
    Exactly what i am saying
    Even ...

  • You Choose, Satisfaction of Disappointment

    As I surf around the surface of people’s emotions,
    Some are the faces
    as if they had something…
    You see.

    Rather to be delightful,
    They choose to be depressed.
    I tell them, be Proud and Phenomenal.
    Instead, they get Embarrassed.
    Like they’re wearing a hood,
    Being not able to see
    The sides, of ...

  • Layla

    Layla Layla what do you hear?

    I hear Mr. Woods singing in

    my ear.

    Oak Springs Elementary


  • The Thinnest Fat Cat

    A fat cat loved to eat.
    But there was a problem.
    He thought that cat’s would
    make fun of him because he was fat.
    So he started to deny his food.
    So the fat cat got thinner and thinner and thinner.
    Until you could see his bons!
    So instead of making fun of him because ...

  • Different Kinds of Dreams

    A dream is something you imagine.

    A dream can come from movies,

    pictures, songs and books

    when your mind keeps

    thinking after you’ve gone to sleep.

    A dream can come from a signal

    from outer space like a flash of light

    but then it’s gone.

    A dream can come from the bottom

    of the sea where there

    are sharks, colorful starfish

    and anglerfish with lights on ...

  • Where I am from

    I am from soccer balls,
    from soccer fields,
    and video games

    I am from the smell of shocking peppermint

    I am from training,
    from strength,
    and from love

    I am from pecan trees
    and poinsettias

    I am from Boston baseball
    and from striking hazel eyes,
    from Jacob and Gabby

    I’m from crying in emotional movies
    and waiting for the winning ...

  • badland 2.86/5 (7)

    Time slips away, precious water
    stirring just out of reach.
    The sun melts, light draining
    from the windows.
    You feel time, you don’t see it.
    But you know it’s there, a force
    that dominates all worlds,
    tearing through the walls of life
    made of thin paper.

    Casis Elementary


  • My Dog’s Bad Habits

    My dog has a bad habit.
    He always falls.
    He trips on his toys.
    And he walks into walls.

    My dog has another bad habit.
    He likes to dig holes.
    Every time he does it, he gets in trouble.
    Now there is nothing in his bowls.

    My dog has a third bad habit.
    He likes to climb ...

  • Taking Out The Trash

    Mom, do I have to?
    I just want to play FNAF 2.
    I don’t want to take out the trash.
    But I’ll do it, if you give me cash.



  • books 5/5 (1)

    open a book and you will find
    people and places of every kind;
    open a book and you can be
    anything you want to be;
    open a book
    and you can share
    wondrous words you find in there
    open a book and i will to
    you read to me
    ill read to you!

    bailey middle ...

  • False Comparison

    As dark as the sun
    As slow as a horse
    As big as a mouse
    As hard as 1+1


  • Dirty Room 1.67/5 (3)

    “Clean clean clean!”
    I keep hearing
    but that’s not my wish
    Everything’s in its place
    Right where it fits

    “It’s not that bad!”
    I say
    I know where everything’s at
    from that yo-yo from 3rd grade
    to my darling indigo hat

    Sure it’s not that organized
    and a bit mismatched
    but it fits me and my mind

  • Solar System 5/5 (2)

    Eight planets around the sun, listen as I call each one:
    Mercury? Here’s number one, closest to the sun.
    Venus? Here’s number two, shining bright, just like new.
    Earth? Here’s number three, Earth is home to you and me.
    Mars? Here’s number four, red and ready to be explored.
    Jupiter? Here’s number five, largest planet ...

  • Do The Right Thing 0/5 (1)

    Violence has not personally happened to me but it is going around throughout the world. It seems every day we are hearing about acts of violence on the news or through people we know. Even at school we have lockdown drills to practice in case some dangerous person tried to hurt us or threaten us. ...

  • The Talking Parrot 5/5 (1)

    One day I went to go buy a parrot,
    then I went to go buy it some carrots.
    I took my parrot home to go play,
    we played lots of different games.
    I sat down in a chair and asked my parrot “how old are you?”
    He said, “grrrr, how old are you?!”

    My parrot has ...

  • I’m Homework (false comparison)

    Come on I’m due,
    tomorrow stuffed in your pile of junk,
    in the middle of your room,
    trust me this won’t be fun,
    you have about a day left,
    Please don’t drop your average,
    I’m on top of your art project,
    mother will be mad,
    if you come back with failing,
    come on just find ...

  • Beauthy is a Tyranny 5/5 (2)

    Do you badger a butterfly
    on the hues of it’s wings
    Cat-call a peacock
    for it’s sapphire feathers

    Why am I bullied
    on the curls of my hair
    Whistled at
    for my sparkling eyes

    I am a firefly
    in a jar of moths waiting
    to extinguish my lights and
    be set free of my lavish bonds

    I beg ...

  • A Ripple

    A ripple,
    It spreads and grows.
    A small action
    For a bigger effect.
    That sounds like something
    Something we all know.
    We can give it,
    For a grand effect
    We can receive it,
    Which makes us feel full.
    The ripples of our kindness,
    Are amazing things.
    If we all gave kindness
    Our ripples would surround

  • A Thousand Whispers

    Like a saddle-shackled horse of old,
    the people,
    bound and branded into submission,
    bend over, tucking their
    sunken cheeks
    between the spurs grinding beneath their master’s soles
    and kiss goodbye their resolve,
    because the whiney of a horse is but a whisper
    compared to the crack of a whip.

    Bailey Middle School


  • When Plate Tectonics Move 3.25/5 (4)

    When Plate Tectonics Move
    By Rachel Paiz

    When plate tectonics drift apart
    They leave behind a permanent scar
    They eventually form as an ocean ridge
    Which can lead up to a mountain bridge
    That nobody knew would ever exist

    Oh when plate tectonics converge as one
    An earthquake has begun
    In the earth’s surface
    Present and in ...

  • I believe

    I believe in happiness, enjoying your own quirks,
    the stars and the infinity beyond.
    I believe in expression, showing yourself,
    your true self, not the downgraded you.
    I believe in pride,
    not onlt gay pride,
    but the pride within yourself.
    I believe in me,
    that I can do what I want.
    I believe in me,

  • Mean Dogs 5/5 (1)

    My dogs are mean
    They get in my toys
    My dogs are mean
    They rip up my toys
    My dogs are mean
    They chase my cat
    But my cat…
    Is really fat


  • Robot 4/5 (3)

    I am cold steel
    I have no heart
    Yet I’ve learned to still feel
    I don’t burp nor do I fart
    I have been programmmed to not steal
    I am human
    I am not a robot
    I can feel and love
    And I love to feel, And hurt, and laugh with friends
    And I love ...

  • Home

    I am from guitars and drumsticks on the floor and walls, from chocolaty Reece’s Peanut Butter cups and Finder amps in the corners of the rooms.

    I am from the white brick red dark draping door the house on the near corner of the street.

    I am from music in the living room from doing yo-yo outside ...

  • Mauve Azaleas 0/5 (1)

    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,
    Take what they want,
    innocent blossoms.
    Indulging until
    once petite bodies,
    become ponderous.
    anther and filament,
    Awkward and cumbersome,
    their ...

  • The Book 1/5 (1)

    Some people treat my book with disrespect
    They burn the book till
    there is nothing left
    Or sometimes they do the worst thing
    Ignore the book
    The book feels hollow and
    Till one day I pick up
    my book
    I read the book a billion times
    front to back
    Squeezing all the despair and

  • Home 5/5 (1)

    A place we live,
    A place we relax,
    A place we sleep,
    A place we have fun,
    A happy place,
    A safe place,
    A warm place,
    Like a warm fire,
    A building that says,
    You belong here.


  • The Best Thanksgiving 3.33/5 (3)

    As we rushed out the door this late Thanksgiving night
    To eat a big feast that is hot and nice
    We just said our ‘thanks’ and I decided to ask,
    “Can we please have a bite to feast on?”
    My parents said yes
    So I ate and ate
    And I would have to say
    it ...

  • U.S. Breakfast

    ALL rising,
    ALL eating,
    Rushing out the door,
    WE are LIKE like a big U.S. breakfast!
    WE are like scrambled eggs,
    For OUR races,
    Eggs for OUR differences.
    Cheese for the fallen forgotten people,
    The person eating the eggs,
    Is who ever is taking over OUR country,
    And last but not least,
    The ...

  • 1992

    Back in 1992,
    when I was 2,
    I liked the color blue.

    I had a friend named Lou.
    We both liked the color blue.
    His name was Lou, my name was Hue.

    So that’s what happened in 1992.


  • the world of feelings

    the world of feelings has violence
    the violence ends with silence
    no flowers ever bloom
    nothing but doom doom doom

    but sometimes there is happiness
    then there is no war or stress
    there they wave their flag
    pride fills the air, then there is no lag

    then there is worry
    with worry, everyone is in a hurry

  • Empty Scars 4.12/5 (26)


    Maybe this storm will cry
    Maybe the stars will tell the moon goodbye
    Maybe there is still a place in the universe
    For the world to cover up its lies
    But time does not stand still
    And life just feels so real
    Putting your feet off the ground
    Hoping someday this world will turn around

  • Rotton Apple

    As wonderful as a spoiled apple
    That was left outside to rot,
    Smelly, Brown, Flavorless
    What can be better than that?

    As pleasant as coal for Christmas
    That you got for being naughty
    Dark, Dry, Dirty
    What can be better than that?

    As pleasant as being alone at night
    You don’t know how this happened
    Dark, Scary, ...

  • Where I’m from

    as quiet as a motorcycle
    As slow as a cheetah
    As big as a mouse
    As short as a skyscraper
    As clear as mud
    As colorful as black
    As dull as the sun
    As dark as neon


  • Echo

    We all dare
    Dare to live
    Dare to breathe
    Dare to tell lies
    Dare to tell the truth
    We smile
    We laugh
    We cry
    We support each other
    We cry for each other
    But still we are alone
    We are lost in our own
    We echo in the wells ...

  • Widower’s Web 5/5 (2)

    mirrors of many faces
    scattered in the sense of misery
    remuneration of dreadful people
    swollen fingers hardly make any sound
    nothing but the red hot mass of fire
    and two or three faces
    forgotten and slurred into each other
    thrilled out from behind the day

  • 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 ...

  • Fudge Is Awesome 5/5 (2)

    Fudge is so good.
    Fudge is like chocolate.
    Fudge is also like caramel.
    Fudge is the best chocolate ever made.



  • Wonderland 5/5 (1)

    O’er the trees,
    a glimmer of pink enters my view.
    After that, the blazing orb that is the sun,
    appears in the sky.

    The wonder is incredible.
    I am briefly stunned,
    but continue on.
    For I have long to go
    ‘fore dawn.

    Traveling forward,
    not staring back.
    I am once again blown away.
    A second glowing medallion,

  • Sunshine to Shadows 4.18/5 (11)

    The summer sun

    against your face, The winter

    breeze against your feet, The falling

    colors shining brightly in your eyes, The

    Spring flowers dancing around you, The sudden

    appearance of the moon makes you sleepy, The

    howling wolves are growing nearer, Something is

    watching you from the shadows, But nothing

    seems to be there, Where are you,

    Where am I, Find me if

    In too Deep

    Out of sight
    Out of mind,
    in too deep
    Come out blind,
    Reach for the darkness
    See what you find,
    Follow the light
    Leave it all behind.

    Bailey Middle School


  • I used to but now

    I used to crawl but now I stand tall
    I used to stay quiet but now I sing to the top of my lungs
    I used to have coloring as my homework but now I have homework you can’t imagine
    I used to use bay cups but now I use glass
    I used to hate ...

  • Amen


    There once was a woman,
    Who said Amen,
    What came next?
    Alive again with the king man.


  • My Life 5/5 (2)

    Hey Luis, I like cheese
    Do you like my cat, he’s very fat.
    I’m find, are you kind?
    I like to sing and eat wings
    I like honey, do you like my bunny?
    I like to bake, do you like my cake?
    I like that fox,
    Do you live in a box?

  • Repetition of Talking

    Talking forever ahhhhhhhhh…
    Mom!…will you please stop talking.
    Talking happens with someone of interest, something important, something special, something with life, or anything you can’t deny.
    Talking has changed our world forever after cavemen, and made us chatty, chatty humans that we are today, so yay!
    We talk, we rock, we knock on the doors ...

  • The Little Blue Planet

    Can you look behind you
    and stop looking in the mirror, stop living in a reflection?
    It’s not really you. It’s not real,
    but turn around, please, Just look.
    It’s broken, it’s cracked and it’s irreplaceable. It’s our home.
    It’s earth, the little blue planet.
    It’s a dark place to live in now because we ...

  • I Used To But Now…

    I used to be short
    But now I have grown
    I used to be shy
    But now I sit on my thrown

    I am what I am


  • The Note 5/5 (1)

    I thank the silence
    That keeps us apart.
    And the darkness
    That lets me sleep at night
    Without pondering the question that looms above
    What are we?

    They said love was warm and soft
    Like the baguettes found at a french bakery.
    Yet it feels heavy and cold
    Almost like guilt.

    They said love was beautiful and ...

  • If Racism Was a Natural Disaster 5/5 (6)

    It’d be a drought
    the cracked ground we walk on,
    the beating sun pushing us down.
    “But it rained a couple of times,”
    they tell us, while the heat
    is scorching our skin
    and dust is in our eyes.
    “Get over it,” they tell us
    from their green watered lawns.

    We sit in the sun baking ...

  • My Story 5/5 (4)

    When the flower grows on
    I sing to my own
    I can work on my own
    I can see my future
    I see the snow glimmering snowflakes
    I can see my town
    I can see my family
    When I finally get to see my earth
    And I can see my pet
    As I am in ...

  • Beautiful Soul 4.17/5 (6)


    Little girl don’t be afraid
    I know it’s tough right now
    but you will be okay

    Even though she’s growing older
    You can still see her beautiful soul
    She can’t help but know that she’s lost in this cold
    But she still has hope

    She feels blinded by her scars
    She expresses herself through her realistic heart

  • G A L A X Y

    Do you ever look up at the night sky
    And see
    A ghost of
    You know from another lifetime?
    They don’t speak much,
    But tell you


  • Bacon

    My teacher said to write a poem
    But my pencil was stolen
    And my fingers are swollen
    So my poem is unspoken
    My pencil just broke
    While I’m drinking a coke
    And I’m telling jokes
    About my folks
    And I’m losing hope
    So I’m going to finish my poem
    My pencil wasn’t taken
    And I ...

  • Rainbow Dash 5/5 (1)

    She is a Pegasus.
    She is fast.
    She will be there in a flash.
    This blue pony is named Rainbow Dash.


  • Where I’m From

    I am from a pink plastic playhouse
    Scoot-bumping down carpeted stairs
    and the one time my dad made bread

  • Home

    A house.
    A house where
    I’m greeted at the
    Door by a
    Wagging tail,and
    Jumping paws.
    A house called home.


  • Fate

    In Life, there are good days

    And there are bad, there are happy moments,

    And there are sad, no matter how hard you try

    You get both

    Each one intertwined with the other,

    If you get one

    it is followed by another


    We can’t pick and choose the emotions we feel

    Or The order in which we feel them

    We can only choose to ...

  • Space

    Earth is what we live on.
    Space, space, space
    The moon comes at night.
    Space, space, space
    Jupiter has a big red spot
    That rains red
    Space, Space, Space.

    Odom Elementary


  • 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 ...

  • me

    me ahead of the group

    me who gets there first

    me me me

    me who makes everything right

    But why I wonder why is it always me?


    Why can’t others be

    the ones ahead of the group, who gets there first?

    Why can’t others make everything right?

  • Polar Bear 5/5 (3)

    Scared, lonely
    Up a ginormous mountain
    Trying to find his mom and dad
    Mom is waving
    Polar bear goes down

    Rodriguez Elementary


  • The Good Ol’ Days

    The good ol’ days

    When naptime was the best time

    You would always fall asleep to a nursery rhyme

    And climbing trees would leave you with

    Bruised skin and skinned knees


    The good ol’ days

    when everything was an adventure

    You would always move the couches and all of the furniture

    And play lava, build forts, and get into all

    Sort of trouble


    The good ...

  • Las Agulas 3.33/5 (3)

    Las agulas tiene unas garras y patos y pico y poca y alas.
    Usana las garras para agarra su presa tambien usan el pico
    para ficar. Usan su bocita para comer su presa.

    Odom Elementary


  • 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

  • Sloth

    I am a sloth a sloth am I

    I live in a tree

    I can’t fly but I am where I want to go.

    Oak Springs Elementary


  • The hunger games love poem 2/5 (2)

    My favorite book,
    I like to read it in my nook,

    Katniss is the girl on fire,
    In mocking jay part 2 from the arena she retires,

    Peeta is her loved one,
    Prim also loves her a ton,

    President snow,
    Is an evil foe,

    Death is all around,
    But Katniss stands her ground.


  • bannanas



  • Analeigh 5/5 (2)


    Good, happy

    Playing, biking, playing

    Watching videos


  • Home

    I am from brushes and rubber bands
    from dark chocolate
    and powder sugar

    I am from the white house that sits upward

    I am from playing games with my brother
    from moving to a bigger house
    and from the brown chair my mom reads in

    I am from the pink flowers
    and the butterflies

    I am from the dinners ...

  • Sabotage

    Help! Help! Help!

    I can’t breathe under your stinky clothes,
    I want to barf,I need to gag, Ugg.

    I will do anything if you get me out,
    Why would you do this to your brother,
    I will tell mother!

    Oh please, Oh please, let me out,
    Help! Help! Help!


  • Cupcakes 5/5 (2)



    Yummy, yummy

    Baking, icing, eating

    When it’s my birthday


    Rodriguez Elementary


  • La Isla

    La isla tiene arena y el sol es caliente.
    Hay agua refrescante.
    En el mar, el agua es azul.
    Y hay Palmas,
    Pero quiero ir con calma
    El agua brilla.
    El sol igual.
    La luna llena es linda.
    Sin tardar,
    Tengo que regresar.
    Las estrellas se reflejan en el mar.
    Sin más tardar,
    Hace frio ...

  • L.A.L 4.88/5 (58)

    Laugh at life.
    Get up and accomplish your dreams.
    Life is short.
    You can too!

    Odom Elementary


  • Sprouts like a Tree

    Love, the beauty in our hearts, it shines, and it blooms, with the beauty of a flower and becomes a tree, sprouting from our hearts, until it reaches another with a heart bloomed, until, the miracle happens, they connect and together they forever flourish.

    Casis Elementary


  • Edicine Medicine

    Edicine has medicine that he never takes.
    He makes up words like boyalty.
    He wish he was royalty.
    He is a cool boy.
    He wishes there was a game named Foy.
    He wishes he had parents.
    So he can go to Paris.

    Odom Elementary


  • ADDICTED 4.38/5 (8)

    My phone is my Heroin,
    My charger is the needle,
    My Brain is the plug.

    I’m no drug addict.
    I’m just addicted to
    My phone and all the
    Things it has on it.

    My phone tends to make
    Me stay inside more.
    It tells me watch videos,
    Send messages,etc.

    I’m always looking down
    At my phone.And it tells

  • Blocked 5/5 (1)

    I have writers block
    you’re driving and get stopped by a train
    you want to finish a marathon but you can’t breathe
    I’ve redone this test five times
    I’m giving up
    I still have 300 words to go
    I’m giving up
    if I listen to music maybe

  • Broken

    You look at me.
    Eyes expecting.
    You think I’m full.

    I’m not.
    I’m just an empty plate.
    I’ve a crack down the middle.

    What do you think I can hold?
    I’m split. Yet you think I’m full,
    I’m broken and useless.

    A crack down the middle.
    You still use me, even though I broke.
    Everything just falls out.

    One ...

  • Four Season

    There were four sisters
    Each had magical powers
    They all cared for each other
    Winter the coldest
    Hearted sister she
    Was yet the oldest
    Only kind to her sisters
    She hid from everyone
    Autumn the second to oldest
    Always the loneliest
    Never liked Summer
    She was always a bummer
    Spring was able to
    bring life ...

  • the Rainbow

    The color of apples & ladybugs.
    The color of sunset & a crackling fire.
    The color of the sun & stars.
    The color of the grass & leaves.
    The color of our big wide sky.
    The color of grapes & pretty flowers.
    A rainbow in the sky.


  • A Smile

    Can you see it?
    A ghost of hope
    in a world
    where a fake smile
    is traded for
    This smile is from
    a heart
    A smile made from
    flushed cheeks and
    riches that can only be found
    in the soul
    A smile that smells of
    cream and orchids
    Made by
    a curve of lips

  • One Cold Morn 4.91/5 (11)

    Cherry Blossoms sway
    The cold wind spreads their sweet breath;
    The sparrow flies North

    Lamar Middle School


  • My Dog

    My dog barks all night.
    My dog spills his food.
    My dog likes to run.
    My dog chews his bone.
    My dog likes to walk.
    My dog likes the grass.
    My dog likes me.


  • Bunnys

    Bunnys are sweet but they do not sweat in hot heat.

    Bunnys are sweet. Bunnys are sweet but they don’t like

    heat and they do not like meat.

    Oak Springs Elementary


  • Galveston 5/5 (1)

    Salty ocean waves lapping over my feet.
    The relaxing sounds of water soothing me.
    The sun beats down on my face and neck.
    If your looking for a beach, this one is the best.

    Crystal blue waters and clear cloudless skys.
    I love Galveston, it’s not a surprise.

    Collecting seashells and pearly shark teeth
    With my wet ...

  • Paradise 4.53/5 (15)

    What a flawed concept.
    Perfect places
    Do not exist
    is a falsehood
    There will always be turmoil
    and sadness
    and despair.
    crams your mind
    with imperfect perfection.
    like air
    inside the lungs.
    dried streams
    in a storm.
    This concept
    Of idealism
    will never
    good argyle.

  • Let it flow onto the page

    Graphite to paper

    Tracing the mind’s eye

    A thought

    A Feeling

    A knowing

    Let it flow onto the page


    Ink to paper

    Harsh lines

    Soft edges

    Let if flow on the page


    Color to paper

    Sparking the imagination

    An emotion

    An idea

    Let it flow on the page

  • 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 ...

  • I Believe

    I believe..
    I believe in freedom. The moment you have peace and love.
    I believe you are the strongest person alive if you didn’t discriminate yourself.
    I believe family is before and above anything.
    I believe no one can tell you , you can’t or can achieve what you want.
    I believe you can be ...

  • Nina 5/5 (1)


    Ears, tail

    Sleeping, meowing, walking

    Nicest of all pets


    Rodriguez Elementary


  • I Forgave You 5/5 (1)

    Let me drop some sense in you about life.

    Well, it’s pretty short and sometimes not right.

    I guarantee you won’t smile every day.


    “Friends.” What’s that?!

    They smile to your face

    Yet are quick to talk behind your back.

    Man, what do you call that?


    Who said life was easy?

    Whoever caused you your pain

    Aint worth crying for in vain!

    Just get through ...

  • The Lonely Island 3/5 (2)

    The lonely island waded in the ocean
    Drowned in knobbly sand
    Dressed only in broken bottles and rusted treasures
    The sun looked wrong on his weary body
    No glow
    No shine
    Just there

    A traveler at heart
    But with no weight to carry him
    He was immovable
    A lazy blob on a lazy planet
    No feet ...

  • I

    I am lightening
    I am Thunder
    I am quiet
    I am loud
    I am bright
    I am dark
    I wish I
    were you
    Why would you
    want to be me?
    Because you are fierce
    Because you are peaceful
    Because I don’t
    want to be me

    Gorzycki Middle school


  • Family

    My family is like the ocean
    My mom is the water, without her theres no ocean
    My dads the sand hes soft to the touch and always the first thing you love
    My sisters the shells they are easy to catch but sometimes hard to be found in one piece
    My brothers the island far ...

  • My family is a beach

    Dad-The cold water, travels far but comes back. He gets us fish and shrimp..whatever we need.

    Mom-The warm sand, gives us a place to stand and guides us to the ocean.

    Ashton-The tall palm tree, knows which way to blow and grows with knowledge.

    Me-I’m the little turtle, still learning where to go in a big ocean.

    Cole-The small ...

  • Memory 5/5 (2)

    Orange trees
    painted white one-third
    of the way up,
    supposedly to keep the ants
    and scorpions
    from indulging.

    I never believed that.

    The smell of chlorine
    punctured the air,
    and the water evaporated within
    of touching the pavement.

    Running barefoot.
    Black-bottom feet, impervious to the gravel

    We were always barefoot.

    Peanut butter sandwiches
    on potato bread washed
    down ...

  • Time 5/5 (3)

    What is Time?
    A figure?
    Just a number?
    Or is it something else?
    We always want more or less of it
    Is it a space filler like the grout between your tiles?
    Or is it something else?
    How is time measured?
    By the beginning of the universe or how fast something moves?
    In seconds or ...

  • Beautiful Spring

    Spring is as hot as hot chocolate.
    My shirt is as white as daisies.
    Spring is as beautiful as butterfly wings.
    Spring is as colorful as a rainbow drawing.
    Spring is as calm as a fan.
    Birds chirp like real music.
    Frogs in spring leap as high as kangaroos
    Spring is as purple as purple ...

  • Mournful Metamorphosis

    Despair is…
    Spring’s warm breeze,
    blowing away my hopes and dreams.
    Despair is…
    The nostalgic violin,
    that drapes the world in violet.
    Despair is…
    Your heart racing for “the one”,
    but realizing its unrequited love.

    Despair is…
    Like a flower that blooms,
    only to be picked and will wither soon.
    Despair is…
    Like a newborn’s first ...

  • Kitty Love 4/5 (1)

    When I walk up to my room,
    when I’m coming up the stairs,
    I see some little kitty eyes,
    not one but two cute pairs.

    They come right out to greet me,
    one’s perky, one is shy,
    they come to me excitedly,
    joy glinting in their eyes.

    When I see them I feel it,
    a splash that ...

  • Urban Jungle 4.33/5 (3)

    Lush bushes poke, spiraling from the earth
    an explosion of nature
    Rubbery leaves fleetingly stroke my neck
    Purple orchids tease and taunt
    Silver steps bow to palms
    an explosion of nature
    Oxygen fills my lungs, child of the rainforest

  • Animal Antics

    As Smart as a Snail
    As Cute as a Cobra
    As Blue as a Bat
    As lovely as a Lotcust


  • Whale 5/5 (2)


    Blue, big

    Swimming, looking, up and down-ing

    His mouth wide open


    Rodriguez Elementary


  • The Heart Hears Music 5/5 (11)

    Fallen light slipping through the grasp of leaves, littering the ground
    Violet flowers dance across the speechless grass
    The soothing smell of honeysuckle floats through the air like a pixie
    A lake, standing still, peacefully smiles
    Oar dips, sending ripples of life
    From an old rusting boat
    In the forest the ears may hear silence,

  • My Little Sister 4.5/5 (4)

    My little sister, the cutest little brat
    She knows she’s “the boss” and that is that!
    Yelling, screaming, drama queening
    No matter what, she’s got “her” plan!


  • La Rana Muerta

    La rana es muerta y es un
    zobi y estaba espantando
    personas. la rana espanto a usted.

    Odom Elementary


  • Monster Truck 3.75/5 (4)

    Monster Truck

    Large, slow

    Smashing, flaming, springing

    Jumps over broken cars

    Trick truck

    Rodriguez Elementary


  • Trail of Tears 3.5/5 (2)

    To love your land
    And be forced out;
    Asking a soldier,
    “Why kick us out?”

    You lose so many lives
    And say goodbye
    to all your family
    and all your people.

    How dreadful it would be,
    To be a Cherokee at the time;
    Being forced along the trail of tears.

    Ross F. Baldwin Elementary

    5th grade

  • Mom 4/5 (1)

    Blue eyes, red hair
    I could never compare

    She is as sweet
    As a chocolate treat

    She is as happy
    As the bird is flappy

    She is as cute
    As a Cabi boot

    Although she can be mean,
    She is so super keen

    I love,
    My mom the white morning dove



  • Dusk

    A sapphire sky falling on a rippling mirror
    Reflecting the hues of a golden jewels falling
    The dazzling blaze of the golden fire.
    Held in the diamond tear of the emerald leaf.
    In this moment, the moment of balance,
    The garden of jewels comes to life.

    As the golden orb descends each gem a new brilliance,

  • Evil

    Is a man born Evil?

    Or does he grow up that way?

    Growing and growing until there is only cruel ice left

    Is he born without innocence?

    Or is it taken away from him?

    Taking and taking until there is no more left

    Is he born a murderer?

    Or does the world shape him that way?

    Molding and molding until the outcome is ...

  • Anthill Cast
    1. Cut open your chest with a dull ceremonial blade

    curved perfectly to fit ghostly hands in a futile grasp at revenge.


    Molten metal pours out;

    beads of mercury en masse,

    silently poisoning the hand they happily roll down.

    Magma, shimmering water that scalds the dirt to ash

    before it buries its shinning head: a statue.


    Watch it seep down into the ground

    through ...

  • Proving Dance

    As I walked out on stage
    I felt my body free from its cage.

    The music surrounded me as I danced
    And I knew this might be my only chance.

    My toes pointed with every move
    As I was determined to prove
    That dance is a sport
    Even though it’s not on a court.

  • The Stars of Starry Night 4/5 (1)

    His favorite painting was Starry Night.

    Gazing at the bright yellow and white stars swirling into the dark blue night.

    And you see I was those stars.

    And he was the dark night sky.

    Our colors beautifully blending together,

    Contrasting in the most breathtaking way.

    His dark blue brush strokes wrapped around my bright yellow ones.

    Kissing every star making up the ...

  • Ode to Mango 4/5 (4)

    As smooth as silk
    Juicy from inside
    You my mango,
    Are as bright
    As the sun

    Your beauty formed
    When you were Happy
    When you were Sad
    you were
    as stubborn as a Tooth
    You my Mango,
    You grew
    Like a small Dew
    And that’s how
    You became you!


  • Haiku of Snow

    A kind lone snowflake,
    drifting down to the pathway,
    one of quick water

    Casis Elementary


  • Ode To My Friends

    My friends make me happy as my presents on Christmas.

    My friends always talk to me whenever I need them.

    Some of them comfort me whenever something sad happens.

    My tears telling them I need them.

    Even on my birthday my friends make me

    feel like I’m the fireworks on the 4th of July.


    They help me whenever I had fallen.

    Sometimes ...

  • El Monstruo 4.75/5 (61)

    Noches oscuras, noches sin estrellas,
    son mis noches menos bellas.
    Hay un monstruo en mi mente,
    que es muy grande y muy fuerte.
    Con mi miedo enverdece,
    y este monstruo crece y crece.
    A mi mamí yo acudo,
    y su abrazo es mi escudo.
    Con Diosito yo admito,
    que este monstruo es chiquito.

  • Happy People

    Happy People
    Happy People Dying
    Dying in Vain, Pain



  • Elizabeth 3.33/5 (3)


    Pretty, happy

    Cleaning, cooking, shopping

    I love her lots


    Rodriguez Elementary


  • Fun

    Let’s have some fun!
    But there isn’t anything fun to do.
    Swimming is fun.
    We can make dresses that look like the moon and sun.
    We can look at bugs.What kind of bugs?
    Ladybugs and butterflies too.
    We can wear one shoe. We can eat pizza for breakfast. We can meet Taylor Swift. We can ...

  • Mis Manos 2/5 (3)

    Mis manos escriben y
    agarran cosas y cargan coasas
    cuando estamos en la escuela
    tienes que tener last mano atras
    porque si no te reganan.

    Odom Elementary


  • Papá 4.88/5 (8)

    Cuando te fuiste,

    ni un adiós me diste,
    tan sola en la noche fría,
    se escuchaba un silencio triste.

    En la obscuridad de la noche,
    soñaba que vienes a mi.
    Las noches tristes y desoladas
    por ti pensando sobre mi almohada.

    Pasaron los días y yo te esperaba.
    Deseando volvieras, para abrazarte y
    decirte te extraño.

    Los días, las ...

  • I am Jayden

    I am a student, sister, and daughter.
    I wonder if I will have another brother.
    I hear my baby sister cry.
    I see my teacher.
    I want to be a teacher.
    I am a student, sister, and daughter
    I pretend I am a teacher.
    I feel sad that my grandmother died.
    I touch my Shopkins.

  • A Book

    An old leather cover,
    Yellow pages.
    Crinkles & wrinkles,
    Every time I turn the page.
    Words jump out.
    Pictures pop
    I see it.
    Playing over in my mind.
    I turn the last page.
    The cover.
    The end.


  • Whales 1/5 (1)

    You should come on a journey, to search for a whale in pain to rescue, for they have a lot to give.


  • Animals of Emotion 4.56/5 (9)

    Fear is the thing that haunts you.
    It keeps you up at night.
    It protects you from hate,
    But not from fear itself.
    It is the thing that warns you
    Of the future and its dangers.
    Fear is the black panther.
    Love is a feeling
    you get when you meet
    the one person in your ...

  • me

    soft, comfy, rough,
    music, loud, roaring,


  • Mom

    Mom I love you so much
    I cry when I miss my mom

    Odom Elementary


  • Sol 4.59/5 (22)

    Sol, eres una esfera luminosa
    parece que estás cubierto de oro
    brillante. Eres tan gigante,
    que yo quisiera abrazarte. Quiero
    que ilumines siempre el planeta
    y compartas un poco tu tesoro.
    Tus rayos de luz, todos los días
    son mi fuente de energía.
    Sol, eres tan radiante,
    que no puedo siquiera
    mirarte. Y tan caliente ...

  • Why

    Those special memories
    When we climb Mr. Bijan’s favorite
    tree and steal the fruits

    Those special days
    When we cheat on the tests but
    we never got caught

    Those special times
    When we tie the running contest
    and we had to share the trophy.

    Why we stopped it
    Why can’t we stay together like
    we used to do

    Is ...

  • Cosmic Planning 5/5 (1)

    Here is what you were never meant to know.
    Here is the salt of Orion’s bloodlust,
    here is the rubble of the tower,
    here is the endless dance of the wheel:

    There is a way to rearrange the stars,
    reform constellations,
    become masters of our own astrology,
    write our fates in cosmic dust.

    The gods are brittle.

  • Guitar

    By: Luke Hanna

    The song of a players
    Emotions coursing out their fingers
    Into the strings

    The rhythmatic
    Poetry of music
    Being sewn into the atmosphere

    Complex artistry
    Coming together
    Into one full

    Years of
    Evolution to
    Come the
    Piece of art
    It is today.

    Guitar is not just a instrument,

    It is a way of life.



  • The Epic of Vesperum

    You took me in when I was all alone

    In the form of a child you raised me as your own

    I didn’t even know who I was, what I was

    I had forgotten my memory

    But still your smile was simmiring

    I looked like a 10 year old boy

    Game me clothing, gave me toys

    A love between a child and ...

  • Cattle


    There one was a girl who live in Seattle

    She really had fun with the cattle.

    The cattle were extremely nice.

    Don’t worry they don’t have lice.

    They’re cattle who never have a battle.

    Oak Springs Elementary


  • Fetch

    Back and forth, back and forth.
    I throw, she catches, she brings back.
    The toy flies. She hops up, tries to catch it.
    She sometimes misses, or accidentally lays on it.
    She runs. She gets caught.
    One of my cats trip her or she gets caught in her collar.
    Even when that happens, she still ...

  • Spring 5/5 (2)

    What’s not to like about Spring
    it truly is a wonderful thing.

    April showers
    And May flowers
    It all makes me want to sing.


  • I’m Bored 5/5 (1)

    I want to play video games
    But my sister broke it

    I want to play with somebody
    But I am the only kid i my neighborhood

    I want to play dominoes with my family
    But they are gone

    I want to go to school and learn
    But today is on the weekend

    I want to go to school and ...

  • The Pizza in The oven

    Opening the package makes you so tired
    making you feel like you were fired
    putting it on the pan
    looking like you have no plan

    You put on the oven mitt
    making sure it’ll fit
    but being so hungry
    it makes the horrible weather outside sunny

    You hear the timer ring and you run downstairs
    like you’re ...

  • Letting Go

    spilled across scorched blacktop,
    jump rope playground-sweepers keep time:
    an early-September metronome.
    I watch from my lamppost roost,
    eyes low,
    hands sticky
    with childhood wonder,
    head drooping into a book
    to conceal the flush of longing.

    These are our brief intermissions in monotony:
    locked and loaded melodramatics,
    playground politics,
    telenovela conversations and
    impromptu psychiatry.

    This we ...

  • Darkness

    Pooling around my feet.
    Filling the empty space.
    I can see nothing,
    Hear nothing.
    Unbroken forever more.
    No sound,
    No sound at all.
    Clutching me in its cold grasp.
    Nothing at all.


  • How Did I Get So Lucky 5/5 (1)

    I’ve never had a best friend,
    At least not one like her.
    She is loving, she is funny, she is everything.
    There’s no one like her.
    Our never ending adventure.
    Our never ending laughter.
    Makes me want to live life with her,
    She’s the light of my life,
    My reason for happiness.
    I would ...

  • announcements

    The announcements came on
    They told us not to panic
    For there was a storm blowing right through the school
    “This is NOT a drill, every one take cover”
    We all hid under our desks
    Lucky, no one was hurt
    Right as we sighed a sigh of relief
    A gunshot echoed ...

  • Chains

    Running free on the wind
    Feet barely touching ground
    Nothing keeping her down
    Endless energy for an endless chase
    Never stopping never slowing
    Moving forwards never backwards
    One day she starts to slow,
    The ground she’s barely touched
    Is now holding her back
    Slowing her run to a stop pulling her to the ground,
    Chains ...

  • Raindrops Adventure

    I am a raindrop wild
    Sitting in a pond so mild
    It’s boring here each day
    With nothing to do, nothing to say
    Some fellow raindrops got slurped up
    By a flock of thirsty ducks
    I wouldn’t want to meet that fate
    Inside a duck does not sound great

    But one day I started to rise

  • For A Friend

    Your eyes of sparkling blue,
    filled with joy and love.
    Your arms wrapped around me,
    with care of a mother.
    I would die you you,
    i would walk through fire for you.
    and i know you would do the same for me,
    because we love each other.


  • Dream

    In a room where you cannot see,
    The light is what you need the most.
    You can hear water,
    The gentle splashing you cannot hear.
    Only the rolling thunder of waves pounding rocks.
    You can only imagine how far down to the rocks.
    The soft padding of small paws probably a cat,
    That thought is ...

  • Just Be Happy

    Just be happy everyday
    laugh and play
    say hurray.

    Odom Elementary


  • Why?

    There they were

    Ten blindfolded men standing still silently. Not knowing what will happen,

    Pure quietness until…


    They all fell down with blood gushing

    From there faces.

    People in the background crying “NOO


    The bullets shot like lightning

    Destroying anything in its way as if it were paper. Why? The little girl cried, why?

  • The Falcon

    Wings spread wide,
    The falcon takes flight.
    High in the sky,
    He goes in for a dive.
    The mouse doesn’t stand a chance.
    They say the falcon hunts for food,
    I say he hunts for pleasure.
    The way he dives,
    Makes me wish I could fly,
    Because that’s what I’d do if I could.


  • Gray


    In the place beyond time
    In the world beyond new
    In a color Between Black and White

    Lives you

    Nothing is right
    Nothing is wrong
    Nothing seems to happen

    No reading the lines
    No following the script
    No laughing and loving
    No hate and jealousy

    Only your Feelings
    Only your Pain
    Only you, In this Lonely Terrain


  • Hip-Hop Party 4/5 (2)

    Tapping my fingers to the beat.
    Doin’ my own dance, my own way.
    I’m turning around touchin’ the ground, like 1, 2, 3.
    Turning the radio to my own beat.
    Feeling free!


  • The Park

    Sun beats down on cracked plastic as
    a damsel cowers in her tower hiding from
    the dragon both above and below
    Spiders and frogs, molded not by time, living
    attached to the slides’ shadows
    Twisting, turning, tumbling down
    the sidewalk
    But as quick as a boom and a crack
    it falls
    Caution tape keeps away

  • Secret Garden 5/5 (1)

    We all have a secret garden in our soul
    It is where we turn when things are clear as mud
    When the pool of sadness in our eyes becomes too much to be ignored
    While we all just want to be adored
    It is our secret garden, us against the world
    There in the calm ...

  • Light and Shadow 0/5 (1)

    Light defends against shadow
    But it creates shadows as well

    Light keeps the shadows at bay
    But it also conceals them

    Light gives you hope
    But shadows inspire you

    Light warms you
    But shadows ensure
    That you are never alone

    Light wards away monsters
    But shadows make them disappear

    Shadows may scare you
    But light can show you far worse ...

  • Night-Cat 5/5 (13)

    As the Night-cat’s wings spread,
    My feet heavy as lead,
    The Night-cat whispers to the Moon-dog,
    A tree crumbles into a rotten log,
    The Night-cat’s eyes begin to glow,
    Then her eyes stare at me with great sorrow,
    I back away as she crosses a moon-lit petal,
    Suddenly my legs turn to metal,
    The Night-cat ...

  • Aviator Haiku 5/5 (2)

    the cartilage bridge
    is graced by metallic shades
    automatic cool

  • One sunflower

    This one sunflower rests in my mind as a thought
    It is wilting and curled and gorgeous
    I want to grow up like that
    Never forgetting my beauty
    I would love myself
    This one sunflower makes me happy and joyful
    But most of all it makes me bloom


  • Ode to The Stars

    As I gazed up to the stars
    I strumed my guitar
    I saw the jaguar in the stars
    How could we like without you North Star
    And what about you shooting star
    The bright light you shine in my eyes
    How you bright up my skies
    But how sad you die
    Then how it’s beautiful ...

  • ’57 Drifter 5/5 (1)

    She was old-fashioned
    in the most peculiar of ways.
    She never saved a phone number, but instead memorized them all:
    technology was unreliable.
    She was the proud owner of a ’57 Chevy Bel Air, despite its having virtually no safety features,
    save the seat belt she never bothered with,
    and was perpetually in the habit ...

  • Dreams

    In the night, you toss and turn
    And sometimes dreams that burn
    But even then, you still have dreams
    that sometimes make you beam


  • Amigo

    Mi amigo es leo
    porque el quiere
    jugar con migo

    Odom Elementary


  • It Was a Dark Night 0/5 (1)

    It was a dark night
    I looked up; all the starts were gone
    I was left in the woods
    All lost and scared
    There were so many open areas
    I heard animals
    Raccoons, snakes
    They were everywhere
    I felt I heard people
    They were talking
    So I ran the opposite way
    I then found myself ...

  • BLM 5/5 (1)

    They don’t ask for much
    Simply equality.
    They don’t want your pity
    They want the bullets to have a reasoning.

    They simply want justice for Brown
    Apologies for Sterling
    Change in the name of Garner
    And reconciliation over Crutcher

    Stop silencing them
    Stop preaching for all lives matter
    They get that, they understand
    But their lives matter ...

  • Not bigger not better

    So you think you’re higher than me. You’re on a stool
    You think you’re stronger than me? You’re a tool
    Well screw you, pun intended.
    You can eat all the crap I don’t give. I’m defended.
    Cause the sticks of your words and the stones of your insults won’t break my bones.
    My structure is ...

  • Escape

    Trapped in a cage of tar
    dripping venom from its rusty bars
    you think you might escape
    but trying to makes the wound worse
    and the cure is hard-won
    and all efforts are so easily sabotaged
    you feel like you can never
    bring yourself back up
    to stand tall and face the world
    that tries ...

  • Persistence 1.5/5 (2)

    Working makes you better and helps you,
    You have to work to get STRONGER but,
    No one likes work
    To get stronger you have to learn to love work
    You go to the gym to get STRONGER
    You wanna keep going and you don’t want to give up

    Your shoulder angel tells you to keep ...

  • THE BIG DREAM 4/5 (1)

    The game, a vine that grows inside of you
    Quickly grabbing pulling you into the fun
    Because that little vine becomes something big
    A plant
    A big plant
    The game soon becomes what you love
    And then you want to be one of them
    A giant star on the big stage
    Every kids dream

  • Save

    Safe from
    Very big

    Crockett high school


  • Yellow

    The color of the burning hot sun.
    The color of little baby ducks,
    Following their mom like little brothers.

    Yellow is the is as bright as day,
    And is really warm.
    The color of many different animals.
    And seahorses

    Yellow is my
    Favorite color.


  • Where I’m From 5/5 (4)
    I am from hot irons glistening with steam, from needles that poke and dirty windows that get a scrubbing with the Clorox that we praise.
    I am from the old brick New Orleans style house.
    I am from football Saturdays and getting reminded the Golden Rule and ...
  • My Long Hair

    My hair is on my head
    It sometimes gets messed up in bed
    I can put my hair in a bun
    It helps not get in my way when I run
    My bangs are long
    It makes me see some things wrong
    I have to comb my hair sometimes
    It tends to bounce when I ...

  • Ode to the stuffed mouse 5/5 (2)

    Without you little friend,
    I would be lost,
    By all costs,
    You hug me at night,
    And without a fright,
    I fall asleep shamelessly,
    You have fame among my friends, I admire that,
    little friend.
    Now back to the bed,
    Where I rest my head,
    the monsters may be gone,
    But that doesn’t stop both ...

  • Loss 4/5 (1)

    She held the light of the sun
    she was sweet
    she knew the answer to everything
    she embraced everyone’s flaws
    she is gone

    From times I knew her
    she was part of my world
    part of my soul

    can be a terrible thing
    a moment of hatred
    though a thing she always knew
    was that love ...

  • Gus

    J’aime la façon dont votre crinière
    coule dans l’air frais
    et brille au soleil.

    J’aime comment vous pouvez
    être boueux ou vous pouvez être câlin quand je vous appelle cherie
    Tu as l’air sauvage, libre
    et magnifique.


  • Dog 5/5 (2)

    Soft, smelly
    Barking, licking, jumping
    They are so fluffy

    Rodriguez Elementary


  • DeVaughn 5/5 (2)

    Happy, helpful
    Playing, learning, making
    Having fun with me

    Rodriguez Elementary


  • treehouse

    up high in the tree you feel as you been free ,oh tree we play on you and clime on you , oh tree the key to you is in your leaves, you make me feel at home , you hold on me , I clime on you ,you are my tree that helps me ...

  • 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
    Why do you control my life?

    One more time
    One more hit

    Sirens blare
    Police ...

  • Flow of life 4.78/5 (40)

    The sun is bright, the sky is blue
    The wind is cold, the frost is too

    The ocean waves are calm but do stay
    The rainbow across the mountain never goes away

    There is anger and hate, and joy with fate
    There is hope and creation, and sadness with frustration

    But all leads to one equation
    Light and ...

  • Child

    A child

    Loved and adored

    precious and pure

    So very young

    Thinking about the years ahead

    vulnerable with every step

    Crying like the pouring rain outside the window

    Laid to peaceful rest, silence

    In a blink of an eye it all ended

    The End

    In a blink of an eye it all ended

    Laid to peaceful rest, silence

    Crying like the pouring rain outside the window

    vulnerable with ...

  • O Fishing

    O fishing, I do adore-
    You’re always on my mind.

    When we go camping
    I make sure I bring my rod and tackle.

    O fishing, when I should be sleeping-
    I stay up just to get one more thrill.

    O fishing, every day I am praying to go fishing.
    You are the fish in my eye.

    O fishing, the ...

  • The Flowers 5/5 (1)

    The sun is up
    the flowers grow up.
    It rains
    when the rain stops
    the rainbow shows the pretty colors.
    The snow comes out
    the kids go outside to play with the snow.



  • How I feel

    I feel happy because Gladis makes me
    feel good because we hug and that’s
    how I Feel good and happy.

    Odom Elementary


  • The Bahena Family 5/5 (1)

    I am from phone and TV flashing bright lights
    from silverware and from princess house
    and from HEB produce that we buy on Saturdays

    I’m from the only house that has a gate
    I’m from the countless hours of TV and punishment that shape us
    and from delicious tasting food

    I’m from red roses on the counter ...

  • Acrophobia 3/5 (1)

    Fear of heights
    Not the fear of falling
    Not the fear of landing
    Dizziness and weak legs
    Won’t make your situation any better

    Some find it much more terrifying than others
    I am scared on the roof of my house
    Some are scared on skyscrapers
    Others on planes


  • 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 ...

  • 4:00 a.m. mealtime

    A ginger snap.

    It’s stale,
    it falls apart
    like sand in your mouth.
    You were expecting
    a crunch.

    The ginger snap looks
    like a tea cookie.
    When you dip it,
    the liquid rolls
    off the oil
    and you end up
    eating it dry, again.

    By the time they are all gone,
    the cinnamon numbs
    your tongue
    and ...

  • Rocks are Hard

    I was confused,
    Didn’t know what had just happened
    Like a bug hitting a windshield

    I was there floating,
    In the water as I felt the warmth
    Of blood run down my back
    and my life flashing before my eyes

    What had just happened?
    I was not sure
    The last few seconds,
    Had been a daze to ...

  • Fernando the Frog

    Fernando the Frog caught in a jar came from afar.
    I let Fernando go when he frowned his little Frog frown.
    I hope Fernando hasn’t gone commando.


  • Like Elephants

    Like elephants
    forcing themselves into cardboard boxes,
    a vessel desperate to be filled with belonging
    snags its fluttering spirit
    and plucks away the wings,
    consulting society’s step-by-step handbook
    for cutting away passionate errors,
    slicing off rebellious streaks,
    stitching on content and blinding unbiased sight
    and throws the corpse
    up, up, up,
    expecting it to sprout ...

  • My Family is Like the Ocean 5/5 (2)

    My family is like the ocean
    my mom is the current
    keeping everyone going
    my dad is a shark
    he keeps everyone in line when they start to get wild
    my sister is an orca
    she is calm and peaceful until you make her mad
    I am a sea turtle
    I go with flow but ...

  • Where I’m From

    I am from huggies diapers, crayola markers, and Apple Computers.

    I am from the warm and loving; a party!

    I am from boating in Lake Travis, from making mud pies, and rock soup, from crazy fun.

    I am from the wild turkeys and deer, the dry hard dirt.

    I am from Little Helping Hands, and blue eyes from Mama ...

  • The Black Waters 5/5 (2)

    There were voices as I sank

    Mumbled voices rippling through the black waters

    I’m helpless to do anything as the darkness swallows me up

    Depending on air to breath I had no chance of survival

    Water filled my nose

    My lungs

    There was no light

    Only darkness escaping from the depths

    I lay there motionless


    He comes

    I had imagined

    Him to be a light

    So bright ...

  • Sundae 4/5 (1)

    In my mouth.
    I hear the music,
    “Ice Cream!
    Come get it now!”
    ICE CREAM!!!!!


  • 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

    for the people
    undone for being
    and the love they feel

    for the dreamers

  • That Hill

    One day I took McFat,
    My cat,
    He rolled down a hill,
    Hitting trees against his will.
    When he skidded to a stop,
    Out came a cop,
    With the request I fix that hill.
    I worked day and night,
    While McFat got in fights,
    And now the hill is worse,
    Because you can’t fix ...

  • Rubies 2/5 (2)

    Red streaming down,
    dark as rubies against the snow.

    Born from a mistake, a cut,
    falling from a height.

    Gravity takes it, cradles it, caresses it,
    then watches it spiral, spin, down down down.

    It reaches the dark, black ground,
    and crumples into a puddle.

    Red ribbon,
    dark as rubies.


  • Zephyr 5/5 (1)

    Wind chimes batter
    one another
    in a futile attempt to escape
    Their relentless

    A fire alarm goes off
    For no discernible reason
    Everyone scatters

    When I pretend
    to be asleep
    I am exposed
    Every time

    Everyday something trivial
    Will clatter
    to the ground
    And make someone
    trivial jump

    I can’t sing
    in front of people
    My voice comes

  • Nightmares 3.5/5 (2)

    I watched a scary movie,
    so I had scary dreams,
    but I’m not sure what nightmares are.

    Are they a mix of scary and happy?
    Are they sad?
    Maybe glad?
    I do wonder what they are.

    Maybe I’ll ask
    my bro or sis,
    but how should they know?
    I wish I knew.

    I asked my dad.
    He said ...

  • Secrets

    Its deep.
    Its dark.
    Its big.

    Hidden. Long. Sad.
    A secret forever kept.


  • I believe

    I believe laughter is a cure to depression.
    Just how a rainbow & sunshine us our own cure to a storm.
    I believe we are slaves to the night, afraid of our own shadows.
    I believe that hard work pays off.
    Because it doesn’t matter how you want people to feel about you, it matters ...

  • Bloodletting 4.67/5 (3)

    And they watched as he bled
    Dripping into a big plaster bowl
    They waited for signs of blackness
    Thickness, Corruption, death in a living man
    They knew it would drip from beneath his turban
    And into his eyes

    They knew the name of Allah would be carved deeply into him
    The color of dead men
    And ...

  • Sure 3.75/5 (4)

    Sure, like the wind is sure
    when it blows a little breeze.
    Sure, like the sun is when
    it shines down upon us.
    Sure, like an architect is sure
    when he looks at blueprints.
    Sure, like a mother bear is sure
    that her kids are safe.
    Sure, like when the universe was sure
    it could ...

  • Dreams 5/5 (1)

    Dreams can be good
    Dreams can be bad
    some are sad
    They take you in a wonderland
    possibly filled with sand
    we always have dreams in our head
    But now it’s time for bed
    where we dive
    in the best dreams alive




  • Always remain

    Love is
    A never ending story
    that can be built,
    or be broken,
    but will remain
    In your heart



  • Aliens 5/5 (2)

    Aliens are fun
    Aliens are cool
    I just hope they don’t come
    I hope they speak human
    So I can understand them
    I hope they like something
    Like candy or soda
    I just hope they don’t like donuts
    They might look different like be red or green
    I hope… oh no they’re invading!



  • Talking

    It felt like we were alone
    spending hours talking
    like we were the only people alive
    like the whole world died

    I never knew what to say
    it’s always hard to talk
    because i was so focused on her
    her only…..

    The only thing i’m always about
    the only person i could talk to every second
    every ...

  • Friend 5/5 (2)

    Happy, fun
    Helping, playing, working
    Sure you can play

    Rodriguez Elementary


  • Noisy in Boise 1.5/5 (4)

    There once was a man in Boise,
    Who always was quite noisy,
    He once was so loud,
    He attracted a crowd,
    And got a new girlfriend named Joise.

    Casis Elementary


  • I Want You Back 5/5 (1)

    You were everything.
    You were the sun.
    I want you back, your warm hugs and loud laughter.
    I want it all back.
    I thought you were happy.
    You took your life away
    With no warning.
    When was the last time I had said I loved you?
    I don’t know.
    I ...

  • Dysl3xia 5/5 (1)

    Dancing on the page
    Like dancing at a party,
    Getting in my way,
    Running cross the page,
    Hard it makes my day,
    Running on the page,
    Ruining my day.


  • Nothing 4.44/5 (9)

    How can we have everything, but still have Nothing?
    Why do we spend all of our time Trying?
    Trying to grab the world but in the end,
    We have Nothing.
    Not a thing to our names,
    But everything we want.


  • Opposites

    As sad as a kid in a candy store
    As tragic as a perfect birthday gift
    As mopey as a theme park
    As tearful as getting a new puppy


  • Photograph 2.5/5 (2)

    Clear waters and
    white sands,
    under a blanket of clouds.
    Laughter that makes music,
    drifting higher,
    and higher,
    up into the warm breeze.
    Smiles on all our faces,
    my eyes squinted as if to say,
    as my brother tries to escape
    my grip.
    It is the moments like this,
    the memories,
    that we keep ...

  • I Love Myself

    Corey, Casey, Mary, they all smell like imposters when strangers try to pronounce my name.
    But my name, Carey Beth, smells like Niagara Falls and an Irish farm.
    My names tastes like homemade chocolate chip cookies warm, fuzzy and sweet.
    My name sounds like a rushing wave of mystery and winter.
    My name feels like ...

  • For You 3.75/5 (4)

    To your mother –
    your father –
    your sisters.
    To me.

    Your soul enlightened each and every day.
    A soul too eager;
    too intellectual –
    too beautiful.

    I saw the way you felt;
    about life –
    graceful, everchanging.
    About the universe-
    unsuspecting, unreasonable.

    You cherished
    creativity through voice.
    Your expression,

    We used to talk
    talk about things we ...

  • Metaphor For a Family

    Metaphor for a Family
    My family is like the braces that occupy my teeth.
    My dad is the expander that expands our world.
    My mom is the wire in the family that holds us all together.
    My older sister Michelle is the color of my braces that shows all of her beauty inside of her.

  • My Dog Butterfly 4.33/5 (6)

    I wish my dog could fly
    that’s why I named her Butterfly.
    Sometimes we go on walks, but all she does is talk and talk.
    She talks alot, like my sister, but
    that’s because I miss her.
    My dog is such a clutz,
    But I love my dog so much.


  • I am a cicada 5/5 (3)

    My life started in the ground
    I was taught to dig at a young age because that was the only way to stay
    away from the predators outside.
    They could smell our fear and that is how they hunted us
    We felt trapped in the place that was supposed to make us feel safe.
    We ...

  • Dreams

    Stars shimmer above my head.
    Mother sends me off to bed.
    I close my eyes,
    Dream of starry skies.
    Beautiful flowers,
    Away fly the hours.
    I’m running fast.
    Free at last.




  • Jake’s House 1.75/5 (4)

    Jake’s House

    There was a man whose name was Jake
    Who had a house upon the lake
    Every morning he would wake
    And for breakfast have a piece of cake

    He had a private fishing hole;
    He always used a long cane pole
    He fried his fish on red hot coal
    And served it in a great ...

  • Alice In Wonderland 4/5 (1)

    Now her thoughts were way too deep,

    Way too deep to fall asleep.

    Her mind had gone out for a stroll,

    And fallen down the rabbit hole.

    She had run far away from me,

    Worst part is she had the key.

    The key to open back up the hole,

    Yes! That was my ultimate goal.

    A white rabbit came and said to me,

    You’re ...

  • Jumping on my Trampoline in January 5/5 (1)

    In January I love jumping on my trampoline, and
    I feel scared that I’m going to fly out of the trampoline if I jump too high.
    I feel the coldness swell up on my feet.
    I feel exhausted when I keep jumping, jumping and jumping.
    And I feel happy when all my friends and family ...

  • Parts of a Lion

    Dad is the roar keeping us safe.
    Mom is the eyes guiding us through life.
    Rowan is the brain, thinking all the time.
    Stella is the bones keeping us standing.
    I am the heart keeping us together.


  • Rapids of Temptation

    how wide the river is between
    How easily I can fall in
    the river
    and be swept away by
    Its selfishness.
    Know how to be
    The world but
    the world.
    who are they? You might ask?
    Like I told you
    Its a wide river ...

  • the Ocean

    Glittering like a diamond.
    Waves crash gently against the shore.
    Seashells line the warm sand.
    Fish dart around under the surface.
    The brings a glowing light
    Nature’s finest recipe.


  • 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 ...

  • I’m sick and Tired 3/5 (2)

    I’m sick and tired of hearing “I don’t want the gays shoving their sexuality in my face.”

    As if I can sit through a movie in theatres without sending even one straight kiss

    As if I can walk down the street without seeing some straight couple holding hands or kissing

    As if I can go one day without ...

  • A Satisfying Morning.

    The sun rises up in the sky
    Making pink, yellow, and orange
    Colors that dance onclouds
    In perfect harmony
    The birds tweet a song
    A song that makes the world clearer
    A song people wake up for
    A song I wake up for
    Dew drops sit on the roses outside my window
    They look so ...

  • A trip to the Ocean 4.2/5 (5)

    A trip to the ocean
    By Gaél Quintanilla

    At the ocean,
    I had no idea what I’m getting into,
    Watching the sea,
    In one split second,
    My head Was in the in the water.

    Watching a school of fish ,
    That’s when i saw it .
    A moving motor,
    Faster than a jet,
    Right next to ...

  • Falling Orange

    Nervously pacing

    sitting Standing sitting again

    His leg bouncing

    you can hear the orange

    tic tacs shake, waiting for

    the lunch bell to ring

    hands drumming on the green grated lunch table

    fidgeting rocks the unbalanced chair


    The bell rings

    He stands up so quick

    he’s unsteady

    He reaches in to his pocket

    the orange tic tacs shake in his hand

    He flicks it open

    three fall out


    A single ...

  • Love Poem

    You don’t have to show the best of you,
    you don’t have to love me too,
    But I love you with all my heart,
    you are a beautiful piece of art,
    I will love you even if you move to Mars,
    This love will always be ours.


  • 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
    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 ...

  • My Dad is So Stubborn 1/5 (1)

    My dad is so stubborn! He keeps telling me to write my poem now! He does not understand that poetry is not an art that cannot be easily grasped, for though she is a dove in her beauty, she’s a slippery eel to possess. Yet eventually she turns from her persisting nature for the pursuit ...

  • The Lonely dog

    Please come home!
    I need to be played with!
    I’m starving!
    I have been waiting forever!
    Please come home!
    Please come home!
    You have been gone forever!
    No walks, no treats, no food!
    Please come home!
    Please come home!
    wait a minute what is that sound?
    it’s the door!
    you are finally home!
    I love ...

  • Hope Shall Shine

    I reached for the pen, but the emptiness in my heart shocked my hand. I trusted him. I believed he cared. He was my friend, and he told them I did it. My skin throbbed where it was cut, but my heart was what hurt. I sobbed, but light found path into the windowless room, ...

  • To Swim 5/5 (1)

    Into the car,
    through the school day,
    out the bus,
    inside the car,
    past the shop,
    toward the club,
    near mayfield,
    with the cacti dye,
    by the warm watery embrace,

    Casis Elementary


  • Cats 3.33/5 (3)

    Cats are cute.
    Cats purr if they like you.
    Cats get chased by dogs sometimes.
    Cats like to sleep a lot.
    Cats climb trees.
    Cats are cute animals.



  • “Soccer”

    Zooming through the air
    You are the spotlight

    When somebody kicks you, you take flight
    It’s quite a sight

    All your tricks
    That nobody can predict

    Your great designs
    That has a lot of shine

    Nobody could survive without you
    It is quite true

    You bounce and jump all over the field
    You’re on the go so much, you start ...

  • A single tear

    My beloved dog you left so soon
    at the ripe age of seven
    I keep kicking myself for all the chances I missed
    of being by your side
    you were my first dog ever
    yet you slipped through my fingers too soon
    flashbacks of the times the tumor had not grown so large
    you were ...

  • The Look

    O dog
    don’t give me that look
    that look of sadness
    that look of desperation.
    The look…
    Like you’re all alone
    and nobody loves you

    Aren’t I the one who feeds you
    who takes care of you
    aren’t I the one you love

    But no
    You’re doing the look
    you’re acting pitiful
    but I see through you ...

  • Amazed 2/5 (1)

    As I watch the
    screen,three years
    flash before my
    eyes. Defeat,
    loss, disappointment,
    blow outs, that’s
    all the last three
    seasons had been
    about. But suddenly
    everything changed
    something happened
    that was far too
    strange. Crowds erupted, win streaks had been interrupted,
    and suddenly everything that I had come accustomed to
    was incredibly different. Signs ...

  • Pens and Pencils 5/5 (2)

    I use led I use ink I am broken I am clean We are usually very lean I am dark so boring I can make pretty pictures I am bright we use color when we write I am wood I am plastic I am common I am special we are both semi-essential I am dull ...

  • Mushrooms 4.44/5 (9)

    Just standing there
    In the open field of grass
    Just looming of the green grass stalks
    All of them waiting watching wondering when they will be picked
    quivering in the wind, still waiting watching wondering
    Then it sees a blur of brown drift through the wind
    The brown specs being spores to plant more of ...

  • If childhood had a flavor,

    It would not be this: Scraping
    shards of glass into a dustpan
    Dim lightbulbs
    spit out a
    warm light. Sticky, sour,
    fermented lemonade
    mixed with sweat,
    a bottle shaped dent
    In the dirt-brown tile.
    It would be: Blue
    buttercream frosting
    sticking to your tongue, swallowed
    sodapop still fizzing,
    fingerpaints still staining hands,
    even after three ...

  • School Day

    Pencil, Paper, binder, book,
    Ticking clocks and ringing bells.
    Loud hallways, quiet classrooms
    People talking, people walking.
    Rushing here and there,
    Papers flying everywhere.
    Trying to escape the bell
    Getting homework done as well.
    Was that the bell?
    Yes, it was the bell.
    Locks clicking
    Lockers slamming
    Running students
    Catching buses
    The day ...

  • Space 5/5 (1)

    A mysterious place to be
    Filled with wonders not to be uncovered
    Its possibilities are limitless

    A magical place to hold your dreams
    It never screams, never whispers any of your secrets
    It keeps them safe and takes them to another place

    No matter your age,
    It lets your spirit run free
    You are peace
    You ...

  • Afraid

    I am the boy
    Who is afraid of the dark
    When I go to sleep
    I am afraid
    I am always
    Not afraid of the
    Living under my bed
    But afraid of the monster
    Inside of my
    The one that will
    Leave me
    I am the boy
    Who is afraid of ...

  • Ode to the Night 3/5 (1)

    Many fear you, but I find comfort in your dark endless feel

    To be alone with your mind at such an hour can help

    Your thoughts organize themselves into good and bad.

    It’s just me, myself, and I in a room I know all too well.

    No one comes knocking with dishes that need doing

    Or with animals that need ...

  • Minimum Requirement

    When dose minimum requirement become maximum effort.

    Each poem 10 lines that all you have to write or is all you can write.

    Not 9, not 11, 10 that’s all I need to make something that gets to the point and that gets a grade above a B.

    But when dose 10 lines become all that you can ...

  • Life

    Life is lived
    Life is given
    Life is also gotten
    Sometimes even forgotten
    You live life
    You give live
    You get life
    Even forget life
    Hey look here comes one
    Other life right now!


  • Home Alone 5/5 (1)

    Darkest home
    Weakest home
    Covered in stone
    Going along
    To my home
    Mom arrived home
    Hope dad arrives soon
    Dad arrived home
    With a bone for mister phone



  • Tsunami 4.67/5 (3)

    I’m a Tsunami
    I’m an enormous wave
    Get away from me!
    I’m only water, but
    I do loads of damage.
    You humans come back after I’m gone
    and see your towns ruins.
    I’m a disaster.
    I’d never want to say this but,




  • Unimaginable

    The stomp of a monster,
    the voice of a dragon.
    All at once, the
    arises. Unimaginable
    Nothing can compare U are the
    to the magic U are what it needs.
    in its eyes U are what it wants,
    on the glistening sand
    Warmth and life Makes the mark of a U
    is all there ...

  • Atoms 5/5 (1)

    We are made of atoms.
    Atoms, dancing delicately together to compose flesh and blood and feelings and us.
    There was a time when we didn’t exist, when we were nothing but a daydream created by the universe.
    And then our parents met and their atoms came together and created us, creatures who’s existence seems far ...

  • Ode to Whoppers

    Oh, thy glorious whopper,
    I am your desired shopper.

    How you taste in my mouth is indescribable.
    If you weren’t in my life, that would be horrible.
    How you dance on my tongue makes my taste buds go crazy,
    Eating you makes me want to be lazy.

    Your loud crunch makes me shiver,
    Sharing your delight makes ...

  • Memorobilia

    Observe how he
    presses his hand on
    her lower back,
    guiding her through
    their shared workspace.

    See how she hands him
    her tattered sweater and
    he stops shivering,
    even though
    it’s filled with holes.

    If you squint,
    you can see it in him,
    carrying her
    bobby pins in the front pocket
    of his shirt at a party

  • My family is an apple

    My dad, the regular bite is always willing to help. my mom, the sweet side is able to get things I have a hard time with done easily. my brother, the green side is fun to play with but sometimes commands you to do simple tasks. my sister the moldy side is rude and always ...

  • Animals 5/5 (4)

    Animals have many different traits.
    Animals can be small or big,
    smart, or not.
    They are very fascinating.
    Warm or cold-blooded,
    they can do many magnificent things,
    good or bad,
    wonderful, or not.
    Animals are very amazing creatures.
    As big as an elephant or as small as a mouse,
    either way, I like them all.


  • Penny

    My pet, my dog, my friend, my family
    The soft, copper-colored fur that I love to stroke
    Those big, beautiful eyes that melt like honey, waiting to greet me when I get home

    A playful puppy
    A loving puppy
    An intelligent puppy
    My puppy

    She is a ray of sunshine, always so bright and happy
    The ...

  • Basketball

    SWOOSH! Goes the ball,into the net, out it comes bounce bounce bouncing. (Pant, pant)
    There I go running to get the ball!
    Phew! I’m so tired, I’m going slower, and slower.
    Ha ha! I got the ball! ⛹🏻‍♀️
    SWISH!!! BZZ! Woo hoo!
    I made the winning shot! WE WON!!!!!!!! 🏆 🏀


  • Shattered 5/5 (1)

    I am from crying babies
    From lonely nights
    And warm evenings

    I am from the giant grey building looming in the distance
    I am from cherry blossoms
    And faux flowers

    From the doorstep of a school and lost secrets

    I am from gliding boats soaring from the rivers
    And god above

    I’m from dark hair flying in the breeze

    From ...

  • Underwater 3.75/5 (4)
    I step up onto the block
    heart racing rapidly in my chest
    I take a quick look around
    studying my competition
    ‘don’t be intimidated’
    Goggles on
    swim cap pulled over
    I slowly lean down into position
    my head hovering above my knee
    arms prepared to go flying
    I glance up at the flags above me
    remembering my first swim coach
    ‘fly out not down’
    deep breath in, out, ...
  • Cat and Butterfly 4.45/5 (11)

    A cat and butterfly
    Make me cry
    With happiness
    They are hard to miss
    Elegant and beautiful
    They inspire the soul
    Give me wings
    Like we are kings!
    Make my life more colorful
    Not a damp lump of coal
    They are my night and day
    I am not to stray
    I miss them now
    I ...

  • Titanic

    You’re the full on collision ,I faced everyday
    you’re the glacier that sunk me
    I had to swim my way back to happiness
    The shivering and loneliness that entered my system made me realize i didn’t need you
    My mind was my life vest
    My family was the last life boat available
    Happiness didn’t come ...

  • Homicide 4/5 (3)

    Sticky jack-o-lantern teeth
    protrude from the bloody carcass
    Born from a seed and a hope
    It bloomed brilliantly, bloated and bulging
    from the vine until
    snapping crisply to be sliced acutely
    A dissection
    Discretely split and spread
    Sweet ruby juice dripped from our chins
    onto our shirts, red stains
    A rookie murder

  • War

    As lovely as a gunshot.
    As beautiful as blood.
    As dull as a shiny bullet.
    As precious as screams of pain.
    As happy as a soldier missing his family.
    I Love War!


  • Colleen 5/5 (1)

    Colleen is my hero

    but she does not like

    the number zero.

    Oak Springs Elementary


  • Sadness

    Sadness is a monster
    hidden deep within your bones.
    It is quick to appear,
    yet it is slow to fade.

    Sadness is different each time,
    it can be quick and sharp
    or slow
    to fade away.
    Its levels can change quickly from to

    Whenever you are sad
    the best thing you can do
    is ...

  • Badland 4.86/5 (7)

    Its majesty brushed

    with browns and reds.
    Towering saguaro piercing
    the land. Visited by screeching;
    bats in search

    of the insects illuminated
    by the moon.
    Sonoran paradise.
    A wasteland: sweltering
    with hazy apparitions by day,

    frozen over by relentless
    cold at night. Summer air invites
    a silent killer.
    It begins as avid wind-
    agitating the dry crust
    on ...

  • ice

    I look out of the window and see

    The world doesn’t look how it used to be


    It’s clear and white


    So I put on my warm boots and rush

    outside on my pathway

    there is ice on my pathway

    These is the tiniest bit of snow.


    I have a pond in a bucket, it’s frozen and thick.

    Throughout the day the ice ...

  • Family Metaphor

    My family is a pencil pouch
    My mom is the pouch, she holds us together with love
    My sister is the colors, bright, silly and funny
    My brother is the sharpener, always there when we need him
    My dad is the pencil, always trying new things and always by my side
    I’m the eraser, keeping ...

  • why i cant tell you

    Why can’t i tell you how i feel it’s probably because i don’t know you that much but i want get to know you man why do i have to be shy it makes me want to cry that i dont have the courage to talk to you and get to know you makes me ...

  • Surprise Shower

    Pitter Patter
    Splitter Splatter
    Running through the rain
    Thunder booming,
    Cars are ooming,
    Umbrellas out again?
    Lightning flash!
    Children dash
    Running back inside
    Pitter Patter,
    Splitter Splatter,
    Oh how the weatherman lied.



  • 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 ...

  • An Ode To Candy 3/5 (2)

    Oh candy, how I love you so,
    I see people buying you to and fro,
    Your sugar melting in my mouth,
    Makes my heart want to run north and south.

    Candy chocolates are what I like best,
    I’m always up for a little taste test,
    And Starbursts, oh those chewy squares,
    I love it when I ...

  • The Single Star 5/5 (2)

    The speck showing
    a future among
    Sharpie scribbled skies.

    A planet who shines
    its hardest with
    a raging surface.

    A white ray ripping
    Through the black hole above,
    Gouging out soulless eyes.

    An Idea written
    Out of goals to break
    walls emitting shadows

    A spot separated
    From where it belongs,
    though it belongs nowhere.

    A strength shown as
    It bursts ...

  • Battle of the Sexes

    See I don’t need feminism because I enjoy walking down the street thinking about who’s trying to sweep me up
    I don’t need feminism because holding my keys between my fingers in the parking garage like a prison shank is just for the fun of it
    I don’t need feminism because “no” really means keep ...

  • Notice Me Forgetting You

    Notice me forgetting you

    Your smile I loved

    Your eyes, so blue

    Your hair like ice
    So blonde
    It’s white

    I haven’t seen you
    In months
    And I’m already forgetting

    The details
    I need them
    I want them
    All back

    You haven’t noticed
    You probably
    Don’t care
    That I am forgetting
    Your style
    Your stare

    Please notice me
    Forgetting you
    And please ...

  • Opinions


    Look here,

    no here,

    wrong way,

    over here….

    Your head spins like a top,
    opinions tug at your hair,
    your opinion is too scared to share.

    More ideas baffle you,
    they tug at your nose,
    your ears,
    your eyes,
    your mouth……..
    They run you you over like a truck
    flattening you out……..
    Nothing is left for you,
    except ...

  • Mema’s House

    Mema’s House
    By Skylar Womack
    2nd Grade
    Baldwin Elementary

    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?

  • The truth on life(Star wars poem) 0/5 (1)

    Life will not always be a pretty picture, life is sometimes filled with great conflicts that bring chaos into our world these conflicts are sometimes created by people that are sometimes misled. These people are sometimes confused and troubled, these people are at times filled with hate, and anger over lost loved ones and more ...

  • Symphony in Red 5/5 (2)

    A sweat
    coming down my cheeks
    A sun
    burning in my face
    rising upon my full body
    rippling down a volcano
    A red hard color
    In a bulls eye waiting to be defeated
    A red flaming cardinal hair
    In a nest

    is the Symphony in Red


  • Metz Metz 5/5 (1)

    Metz Metz querida Metz
    La escuela que me quita el estres.

    Se acaba el ano y te extranare
    pero nunca te olvidare.

    Si me hago una herida me ayudas
    Y nadie queda con dudas.

    Te quiero mucho linda escuela
    Eres tan dulce como la Nutella

    Te me pierdes entre el suelo
    Y te ves como un chiquito y bonito ...

  • Constellations 4/5 (1)

    Orion chases the Seven Pleiades
    Cassiopeia hangs from her throne
    Sirius shines bright
    Cygnus flies high
    Leo roars, his mane whipping around
    The Hydra, with his head in stone
    The twins, Castor and Pollux gleam
    Then there’s Hercules with his great strength
    And Pegasus too
    All the Constellations shining in the heavens



  • Guitar 5/5 (2)

    The song of a players
    Emotions coursing out their fingers
    Into the strings
    The rhythmatic
    Poetry of music
    Being sewn into the atmosphere
    Complex artistry
    Coming together
    Into one full
    Years of
    Evolution to
    Come the
    Piece of art
    It is today.
    Guitar is not just a instrument,
    It is a way of ...

  • Plant

    Can’t call me ugly,
    I’m a rose.
    Can’t call me useless,
    I’m a tree.
    Can’t call me disgusting,
    I’m natural.
    Mother Nature created me for a reason,
    Did she not?
    I’m a plant,
    You be a plant too.

    Ann Richards School For Young Women Leaders

    7th grade

  • Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
    tell me what is best of all.
    I should think that you should not,
    I do not know what I have thought.

    Being tight is not so right,
    You and I have little light.


  • Love me forever

    Love me forever

    Until the end of your days

    Until the end of my days

    Love me like a flower

    Love me as you love you


    Live like you love me

    Live like you care


    Love me like a kid loves the beach

    Love me like a child loves each cream



  • Titanic 5/5 (2)

    You’re the full on collision ,I faced everyday
    you’re the glacier that sunk me
    I had to swim my way back to happiness
    The shivering and loneliness that entered my system made me realize i didn’t need you
    My mind was my life vest
    My family was the last life boat available
    Happiness didn’t come ...

  • The ABCs of My American History 4.62/5 (13)

    Bill of Rights
    Civil rights
    Declaration of Independence
    Freedom Fighters
    Government of the people, by the people, and for the people Humanity
    Immigrants and refugees
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Native Americans
    Oh, Say can you see…
    Quilting the American flag
    Race and the Rivers ...

  • Breakfast 4.58/5 (26)

    Eggs and bacon.
    Eggs. Eggs. And bacon.
    Eggs and bacon.
    Eggs. Eggs. And bacon.

    Baranoff Elementary


  • Home 5/5 (3)

    A busy, bustling place
    My beautiful country
    Oh, how I’ve missed you
    Oh, how you’ve changed in these six years
    Yet I remember the scent of heavy spices and roasted corn
    The soft, crumbling ground after the rain
    Everywhere you go people talking
    To each other in community before my eyes
    The complex beauty ...

  • Ode to the ball 5/5 (1)


    Catch, throw, dribble, strike
    Run, tackle, jump, pike

    The game is on
    The fans are off their seats
    Painted faces, selling corndogs
    Weekend tradition
    World tradition


  • Ocean 5/5 (1)

    salty liquid
    sand scraped
    knees and

    You force breath,
    burning eyes,
    and land
    on its unwavering form.

    Once one with it,
    sure to be there for the rest of eternity.
    Cold, blue bloated body
    lost among the fish and coral.

    Lost concentration,
    diverted by the cerulean tint,
    unconscious of approaching waves.

    Washing over you,
    filling lungs,

  • Pieces Together 3.53/5 (15)


    It’s hard for your thoughts to be spoken
    When deep inside you’re still broken
    And you can’t put the pieces together

    You just want to lock all the doors
    You just can’t take it no more
    You just want something better

    Why should I be sorry for simple mistakes
    There still rolling out of place
    I don’t ...

  • Breathless

    Life without you is like my lungs with no oxygen; my blood bends blue– lifeless…
    Dead without your love.
    How can you possibly expect me to live with no air?
    I need you as bad as my red blood cells need oxygen to bring nutrition to my muscles, organs, tissue, and skin.
    My heart services ...

  • Zombies, Fear, Cats and Pink

    Zombies, fear, cats and pink.
    Things I enjoy watching.
    Zombies when Shaun plays video
    games with his zombified friend.
    Fear when Dipper gets possessed
    by Bill and his sister must save him.
    Cats when Garfield needs to
    decide what to wear on Halloween.
    Pink when Finn lays crying hugging
    a wad of Princess Bubblegum’s hair.

  • Nyc

    I stroll through the streets of Nyc,
    like walking down an aisle of a shopping store
    admiring the old and new buildings,
    like different colored cans on a shelf.

    As I ride down the road,
    looking on at the restless sky,
    I wonder when this dream will end.
    I realize.
    I am already at ...

  • Suburbia

    There’s something
    no one ever talks about when
    they’re in suburbia.

    It’s supposed to be a
    flawless middle class union, half
    metro, half marsh,

    but steel edges
    of silver silos and skyscrapers
    teeter on tearing

    the fragile fabric
    of the starless almost-city sky.
    You hear it most

    nights when the
    street racers wrench through
    pitch highways

    and the crickets
    punch ...

  • 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 ...

  • Weird Animal 4/5 (1)

    There is a weird animal who sleeps in the dark.
    Even sometimes is barks.
    Sometimes he gets out,
    and roams about.
    I’ll tell you what it is,
    it is very big!
    Finally, it is a dog.
    And sometimes it sleeps in a log?!
    Hahaha! 🙂


  • The Secret Life of Robots 2/5 (1)

    I’m CAMMY-200
    Penguin waddle to the door
    On my short robot legs
    Made in Factory Ace 100

    The Clark Family is strict when I work
    Cooking and laundry never end

    Did you know that robots have feelings too?
    Happy when my people leave
    Sad when my people are in the house.

    I have friends
    Bob-6000, Candy-800 ...

  • I need you

    I need you
    I need you here,
    I need you to let me be,
    I need you to tell me it’s all okay,
    I need you to leave,
    I need you to tell you love me,
    I need you to not tell me anything,
    I need you

    crockett high school


  • The jungle 4.15/5 (41)

    Take a deep breath, and you’ll see why you did

    The jungle is filled with amazing tricks

    The monkeys swing side by side

    While the snakes hunt mice quickly but sly

    The parrots and toucans are high in ...

  • I am 3.33/5 (3)

    I am like a fire
    Burning bright
    I illuminate wild eyes
    Like an animal
    Ready to strike
    A glint of madness
    In my flames
    I am like the calm before the storm
    Quite until I strike
    I am the insanity of the flame
    Consuming all I touch
    Every thought
    Every action
    I am like the ...

  • Wind

    The air, swift.
    Running through the earth’s hair, the grass.
    Whispering the names of the trees, of the rock.
    The air, rapid.
    Falling with the rain, rising with the heat.
    Like a balloon in a great storm.
    The air, chaos.
    Sloshing in the bowl we call sky.
    Never resting, never leaving.
    The air, changing.
    We ...

  • Universe

    My family is the solar system.
    My mother is earth, and Caroline is the moon, orbiting around her.
    My father is mars, closer to earth.
    Courtney is Neptune, far away and alone, slowly but surely drifting further away.
    And I am Jupiter, closer to Mars, and lost in a universe unknown.


  • My Family is the Solar System

    My mom is the sun; she keeps us all in order.
    My dad is Jupiter; he’s big, strong and tough.
    My sister is Venus; she is small, cloudy and fierce.
    And I am the asteroid belt, right in the middle of it all.


  • Mario, Luigi and Joshi 4/5 (1)

    Mario and Luigi were brothers and the liked to play with Joshi.
    Joshi was the best one at playing games, that made Mario and Luigi sad.
    Mario and Luigi were mad.

    Mario and Luigi quit playing games.
    Joshi was sad because he did not have anyone to play with.
    Then Mario and Luigi remembered, to never ...

  • The 5-Finger Family 5/5 (8)

    Dad—the tallest finger, middle.
    Tall and handy,
    Smart and strong.
    He’s the one who deals with misbehavior.
    Maybe one day I’ll be a scientist like him.

    Mom—the ring finger.
    Kind and helpful,
    Caring, works hard.
    She’s the one who never misses a school event.
    Always there to make a bad day better.

    Me—the pointer finger.
    Smart and ...

  • Diminishing

    A fire burning,
    leaving weary people in a endless tide of nothing.

    The cold consumes the warmth,
    chasing it away.


  • The Song

    listen to the song,
    The Song in the shadows,
    in the trees,
    in the stars,
    in the light,
    in each other,

    You can’t hear it, can you?
    is your mind as clouded as the kicked up dust
    that you so commonly misconceive?
    The Song is in that very dust,
    because it is everywhere,
    in every life,

  • Home

    Do you see that?
    It looks like hope
    Passing through the sky
    Going from one mind to another

    But look!
    Hope is flying by
    Not passing through a single mind
    Hope lost all hope
    Hopelessness was hope’s weakness.

    Do you see that??
    It looks like pleasure
    Whirling around every mind it has trapped
    With its lusts
    And ...

  • 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 ...

  • Golden Corral

    The smell of food, so good, so sweet
    Golden Corral is where I eat
    tastes as good as cake
    I’ll gobble it up, like a snake
    I touch my fork, so shiny, so smooth
    The perfect mix, for me a youth
    I taste some donuts, so great, so divine
    Golden Corral is the place I ...

  • Last Moment 4/5 (1)

    Broken shell,
    Empty space,
    I can’t see you
    But you can see me.

    Please come into my dark
    And turn on the lights
    Save me from my inner thoughts

    As the clock winds down,
    My time is stopping .
    I can see your light,
    Getting farther and farther away.

    The closer I get
    The dimmer you are,
    Your ...

  • Isolated Wounds

    The Great Wall of
    So many accumulated bricks
    Held together by the
    Single Memory
    That planted
    a garden of weeds
    Now overgrown
    Left freely to
    Take Over the neglected
    Castle and all it’s walls
    And all it’s grounds.
    The knights that used
    To visit have long
    Turned away and
    The ones who aren’t
    Scared of ...

  • Tinted Blue 4.33/5 (3)

    Tinted Blue

    I press the pads of my fingers against the rough bricks

    And a breeze kisses my cheeks

    And lies against my lips

    My eyes close I hadn’t worn these shoes in years

    They were scuffed and the heels were worn down

    From bouncing on the floor

    I’d always been going somewhere then

    My heels were always bouncing

    There’s a yellow house below ...

  • “Poetry”


    What is poetry?

    Playing with words

    and silly sounds,

    Singing a song

    All the way to town.

    Crying out your feelings

    So sad,

    But poetry

    is not that bad.







    Poetry will never stop.

    Whether it is to be

    Or not to be


    Will never end.

    The End

  • My Fear 4.54/5 (35)

    Under the blanket, I live with fear

    Hoping the monsters don’t come near

    I check if any are there

    But what I find is quite unfair

    A mask and wig is what I saw

  • What I Like 5/5 (3)

    I like honey
    I like cake
    I like my greens
    I like to bake
    I like to report
    I like T.V.
    I like to be a good sport
    I like my family
    I like my dog
    I like…
    My mom’s home
    Hey mom, I like
    These things,
    Do you like?



  • 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


  • Week feelings

    do I have to go back to school?
    Learning makes me drool.
    Grab my toast and leave with a “you’re gonna be late.”
    Then a push on me and my brother Nate.
    here comes the week!
    Leaving anxious with a kiss on the cheek.
    Ooh I have violin today.
    Violin is fun to ...

  • Cats 4/5 (3)

    Cats are perfection
    They don’t need much
    They don’t need to be walked
    They don’t need toys, they will make their own
    Cats are a soft love that needs no fuel
    They are happy with soft blankets and cuddling
    They make their approval know
    And they disapproval apparent
    Cats can be cold
    They will destroy ...

  • Society’s Outcast

    Red clashed with yellow.
    Blue clashed with white.

    thoughts of white and grey
    floated across
    the sky
    like a herd
    of castaways.

    Trees of all races
    stood exhausted
    in their kingdoms
    of grass.

    Leaves of all ethnicities
    to the ground.

    Grey staled the pale
    aged concrete
    placed without meaning

    A rainbow of wrappers
    flee’d their bonds ...

  • Sisters 3/5 (1)

    This is my sister
    she’s something else
    can’t explain why she is
    i can feel it

    Have that bond
    with a person you never thought
    they will be your sister,
    our bond is like a lock that can’t be unlocked

    I can’t go to anyone else
    she can’t
    we never go to another person

    That’s my sister

  • Yum Yum 5/5 (3)

    Yum Yum
    They are out there
    Yum Yum
    They are so good
    Yum Yum
    Yes yes I found the…
    Yum Yum
    So Good
    Yum Yum
    So Good
    Yum Yum



  • 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
    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 ...

  • Word Poem

    There ain’t any inconspicuous posters,

    It’s not clear or visible at all in the school.


    About this time of day may change,

    Unless it’s inconspicuous to the eye,

    And absolutely of no importance whatsoever.


    Even places are inconspicuous;

    They include a theater,

    Of inconspicuous people,

    No one to run into until,

    They ome out and show you.


    Nobody is hidden,

    Until you finally reveal,

    Who or what ...

  • Soccer

    The wet grass squishes
    with every step I take while
    the ball skids towards me
    as fast as lightning.
    I tap the ball forward.
    A defender sprints up.

    I roll the ball to the side,
    and the defender
    opens up his legs,
    asking for the meg.
    I pass it between them
    and run around him
    while ...

  • Trail of Tears 3.86/5 (7)

    Trail of Tears
    By Rachel Paiz

    A million tear drops to be found
    Falling empty to the ground
    Forced to leave the rivers, forest, freedom and their homes
    And nature speaks thru them all alone
    but makes no sound
    Their steps are no where to be found
    Oh their sadden souls
    That nobody else would come ...

  • Howl to an Owl

    It’s midnight
    and the stars
    are bright

    I hear
    an owl
    so the wolves
    will howl

    I hear
    who are you
    it coos

    Now the sun
    is up
    so it says

  • 2017

    This is not about you nor about me
    Its about my black folks and i will stand by them
    This is not about you nor about me
    Its about my undocumented folks and i will stand by them
    This is not about you nor about me
    Its about my muslim folks and i will stand ...

  • Fae Lifetime

    He rests his hand mid thigh
    And the tree beings to quiver
    The wind grows colder
    The tree begins to sigh as it gets older
    Give way
    To rot and decay
    Collapse under hand
    Where barley a breath has passed
    For him
    Long live the fae
    For what
    Does eternity know of an hour?
    In ...

  • To him

    I hate how you left me without saying goodbye
    How you let us drift apart
    You just went away
    I thought you changed
    But I was wrong
    We used to talk on the phone every night
    Now I would hate to hear your voice
    You left a hole in my heart
    You hurt me so ...

  • Lead Scene 0/5 (1)

    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.



  • Family Metaphor (Bunch of Bananas)

    Mom- The stem, she helps us stay on track to get where we need to go in life

    Dad- The outside banana, he protects us from harm and keeps us safe

    Me- The inside banana, because I’m the youngest one in the family

    Gail- The other inside banana, because she is easily harmed so she stays safe

    Adam- The ...

  • Sunrise

    You swam through the rivers,
    You swam through the seas,
    You swam through the oceans,
    And swam right to me.
    You said your hi’s,
    And then you’re goodbye’s,
    And then you swam back,
    Into the beautiful sunrise.


    gorzycki middle school



  • Ode To Chocolate 5/5 (3)

    Chocolate, chocolate my sweet dream
    You are so sweat you gleam
    You call me in my sleep
    I will never think of you as cheap
    I would die without your smell
    I wish to unwrap you from your shell
    You call to me like a singing bell
    I wish to feel your silky smooth self

  • My Life 3.13/5 (8)

    I am from Austin Swim Club kick boards,

    And riding boots caked with mud.

    From delicious homemade pizza

    And following Whole 30 diets.


    I’m from a large roomy place with a

    blue, horse bedroom of my own.


    I am from reading horse books in my bed,

    And knitting bunnies with Grandma May.

    From always drinking out of the sink faucet,

    And wearing long brown ...

  • My Lost Toy

    Why did you leave me?
    Did I do something wrong?
    How could you forget the key?
    And set off the bomb?

    I’ve flown over a thousand flights,
    Waiting for a child to claim me.
    And just pick me up out of sight.
    Flying over the glistening blue sea.

    Hey look, someone’s coming!
    Hopefully, to take me.
    But ...

  • I’m Bored

    I’m bored.

    I want to play video games,
    but the game is broken.
    I want to use my mom’s phone,
    but she’s not home.

    I try to play soccer,
    but the ball is flat.
    I try to watch TV,
    but the cable doesn’t work.

    I want to play with my dog,
    but he’s at the vet.
    I want ...

  • Tomorrow 5/5 (1)

    Watching the sun disappear
    The rainbow horizon fading
    The sand tickling the inside of my toes.
    The wind blowing my hair to my face
    A small wave rolling over my feet
    Now to say goodbye to a good day.
    And holding hope for tomorrow to be an even better day.

    Lamar Middle School


  • STARR Test

    Oh My! Oh My! I hope I’m steady.
    My hands are wet and my feet are sweaty.
    I’m shivering. I’m shaking.
    I’m making commotion in my head.
    I really really want to lay in my bed.
    I feel fooled because I’m in school.
    I hope I nail it instead of fail it.


  • Good Feelings

    My feelings are good
    My feelings are happy
    I am happy too

    Odom Elementary


  • I Don’t Want to

    I don’t want to play with goop.
    I don’t want to lick ice cream.
    I don’t want to slurp my soup.
    I don’t want to roll on the carpet.
    I don’t want to hit a puppy.
    I don’t want to give you a hug.
    I don’t want to play my drum,
    I don’t want to ...

  • Pearl Whiskers 4.25/5 (16)

    Ghost barrels through the water
    shattering schools of brown and green
    Until caught
    on a taunting silver tooth
    strayed too far

    How do you harness
    the power of the wind
    With an iron girdle
    that’s buffeted and blasted
    Until and echoing squeak
    twists apart the rusting branches
    releasing the breeze

    My ghost king slips back into the ...

  • Future Me 4.44/5 (16)

    A Single drop of sunlight falls
    Wind blows in my gray hair
    Darkness fades and I’m overwhelmed with free life
    People open their windows

    Children play in the streets
    I step in the grass
    I know it’s over now
    I can feel it in my bones.

    I remember when I was a little girl
    Sweet and innocent

  • Christmas 5/5 (3)

    Oh Christmas, Oh Christmas
    so dreadful you see
    laughing and playing out of the ordinary
    Maybe presents just aren’t right for me
    Oh Christmas, Oh Christmas
    just let me be


  • Heat

    Six people in a room sitting
    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



  • “Ode To Popcorn” 5/5 (1)

    Popcorn, popcorn, so buttery and sweet
    To eat you all day would be such a treat
    I could eat MILLIONS of you, all day and night
    And eating MILLIONS of you is right
    Popcorn at needed at every movie
    Popcorn is needed while you’re watching TV
    Popcorn is needed everywhere
    Because popcorn is delicious, you ...

  • Boom


    I’m big I’m rough
    I could be slim or buff
    Or maybe even be nothing.

    I can do big damage or
    Make small cuts and burns and much more.

    So be warned I can leave scars
    And you better run because if I’m near you
    Won’t see the star’s.

    No more will be left.

    Gorzycki Middle School


  • Fruitless Trial 0/5 (1)

    I poured gallons into you–
    sickly-sweet honey, endless sticky flow–
    Surely it made you sweeter,
    a lighter taste on my tongue.

    Yet I stayed floating in vinegar,
    formaldehyde burns and the fetal curve of preservation
    dyeing my skin in suspended decay.

    I was a specimen you never cared to study too closely;
    ornament, oddity, fascination,
    sweet oddball, ...

  • Lost Phone

    I’m in your backpack!
    You’ve checked everywhere but here.
    Sixteen texts, seven calls, four FaceTime’s
    I’m lonely in here
    It’s dark
    I’m hungry
    I’m bored
    Woah! You picked me up.
    I hear you sighing softly
    Is it because you lost me?
    “I’m here!” I want to shout
    But I know you can’t hear me.


  • My Life and Me

    My life is cool, not cool blood it
    My life has a dog in it, he bit me
    My life has a family.

    My life has a beautiful thing in it.
    My life is very good.
    My life is awesome, I’mm doing fun things.

    My life has me in it.
    My life has a house in it.