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March 2013

The Little Ballet Dancers

Bushy-tailed climbers,
hopping lightly on the tree branches,
wearing a fur coat,

Scurrying up a bush,
twirling tango fashion,
in a shiny tuxedo,

Loop-the-loops in the air,
keen eye, looking down,
with their own feathered skirt,

Flipping, gliding,
floating silently,
a beautiful scaly dress,

© 2013 Camille S.
Stoney Point Elementary School
Fayetteville, . . . → Read More: March 2013

February 2013


Although the bitter winter freezes cold
Those wondrous lux’ries of the springtime past
Close to our hearts, a warmth -lovely- we hold
With hope, the frost won’t too much longer last.

Years, it seems, have passed since the sun last rose
And ever since, we’ve become youth of frost
But, I suppose, that is how it all goes
Confused, lacking hope, and so . . . → Read More: February 2013

February 2013

Valentine Bells
By Suzzie K

Hear the rhythmic golden bell,
Singing in the peaceful air of night,
Chiming under sparkling brilliant stars,
And dancing under sun light.

Hear the notes swirling in the air,
Twanging with a sweet delight,
Singing tunes higher than the birds,
And ringing love with all its might.

Hear the melody it plays for all,
Like a rose and a dove,
Singing mellow and . . . → Read More: February 2013

February 2013

‘Twas The Night Before Valentine’s Day

‘Twas the night before Valentine’s Day, and all through the house
The children were working, even the mouse

They went no place
And made valentines with paper, glitter and lace.

They made ones with faces and hearts
Sugar and spice and sugar sprinkled candy darts

There were bags with candy and treats
Lollipops, gumdrops, stamps, and tweets.

It was . . . → Read More: February 2013

January 2013


Poetry brings magic into my ears.
Poetry has feeling,
that’s what I say.
Happiness, sadness or even craziness,
they all have feelings,
that’s what I need.
I love poetry.
So will you.

© 2013 Claire L.
Clyde Hill Elementary School
Bellevue, . . . → Read More: January 2013

January 2013

My diary keeps my secrets safe,
when I’m sound asleep, and wide awake,
and my feeling for it, has no hate,
that’s my diary (my secret safe!)

© 2013 Jordi F.
Tularcitos Elementary School
Carmel Valley, . . . → Read More: January 2013

January 2013

Once Upon a Thyme

Once upon a thyme
there was a fine beet
happy to grow
as it was

But alas, the poor beet,
was only a beet, and so
not being able to get around,
did not hear of Mrs. Williams’s
or of the new swing put in the park,
(it doesn’t squeak-said the children-hooray!)
or of the birds’ new song of spring

And as I sit . . . → Read More: January 2013

January 2013

Ballad of Death

Silver flashes in the dark
Tears of the Moon
So serene, so pure, falling in an arc
Gently, I swoon

To me comfort you bring
A shield from the pain
Together we will sing
We will rid us of this bane

A poison lurking in my blood
I hope you do not worry
For soon the Gates will flood
This won’t be the end of . . . → Read More: January 2013

December 2012

BIg teeth, tiny arms.
I like to om nom nom.
I am dangerous to humans.
Rawr. Rawr.

(c) 2012 Solomon B.
Alexandria Monroe Elementary School
Alexandria, . . . → Read More: December 2012

December 2012

The Night they Wached it Soar!!

Fred and Ted were out one night
when they saw a scary light
it was a shooting star
Fred and Ted thought it was bizzare
they had never seen it before
until that night they watched it soar!

(c) 2012 Jodey M.
Greensburg Elementary School
Greensburg, . . . → Read More: December 2012