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March 2015

Kindness

Nothing but the sound
of the grass. Brushing
as I walk through it.

The sound of leaves
grabbing at the
road pushing against
the wind.

Nothing but peace,
calm and kindness.

© 2015 Elise T.
Spicewood Elementary School
Austin, . . . → Read More: March 2015

February 2015

This is what I’ve come to know.
as the city I’m from begins to snow,
I sit alone
and full of woe.

A slave to the bottle
I am no more.
even the plant I once longed for
has lost its allure.

Intoxicating myself with
substances never felt so wrong.
it’s not enough anymore …
I’ve grown too strong.

What I really crave
is a mystery . . . → Read More: February 2015

February 2015

Blessings of the Night came

Like the winds of a hurricane, the Blessings of the Night came
But what of the humorous games of the Day?
Will it rise back up from the Bay?
Is it all a vision?
I heard Grandfather is in the middle of a decision

Alas, the blessings of the night came
But only to uphold my fame
Far, far . . . → Read More: February 2015

February 2015

The Wren Sings

Feathers as brown as cocoa
Voice as sweet as can be
The Wren flew through the woods outside
And sang her song to the trees

Though the sly fox is hunted by hunters
And he still runs through the storm
He chases fluffy jumpers
Then pricks his paw on a thorn

As he cries out for help the Wren flies by
Singing her . . . → Read More: February 2015

February 2015

Playtime

Hooray! Hooray!
It’s time to play.
Mommy, call my friend.
My joy will never end.

We will never be done!
We’ll have SO much fun.
Better yet,
We’ll play on the swing set.

We’ll slide and play
All through the day-
What, Mommy? Sister Mel?
IT’S MONDAY!?! I don’t feel so well…

© 2015 Lily A.
Sandy Ridge Elementary
Durham, . . . → Read More: February 2015

February 2015

Beauty of the birds

Beautiful birds, soaring, and swirling through the sky,
oh what a wonderful sight!
The thin air breezing,
against their colorful feathers.
Oh the birds truly do have great beauty!
Eyes shimmering,
the beautiful birds pick up speed.
A trail of feathers,
fluttering down to the ground,
is all they leave behind.
Goodbye beautiful birds, goodbye.

© 2015 Isabella M.
The John Cooper School
The Woodlands, . . . → Read More: February 2015

January 2015

Winter Comes Knocking

Can’t
you
hear
them?

The
trees
are
crying.

© 2015 Tessa T.
Versailles High School
Versailles , . . . → Read More: January 2015

January 2015

Dedicated to the strong women in my life

Do not judge what you see on the surface
We are all here for a special purpose
Be who you are and don’t hold back
Even when you feel you’re under attack

Although everyone underestimates you, and tells you that you’re wrong
You have to keep going, to prove that you are strong
People can . . . → Read More: January 2015

January 2015

The Grade

We got our test back today
I was hoping I would get an A
Mrs. Smit passed them back out
I felt that I didn’t need to doubt

I got mine second and got a C!
And I felt I needed to flee
Later that day I met up with Mrs. Smit
We had to go over it bit by bit

I went . . . → Read More: January 2015

December 2014

Rose petals falling, swiftly in the dark, I feel them against my cheek, leading me further into this part, but no matter where they lead me, no matter where they go, I will have faith and remember, I’ll never know what light is, till I experience the dark

(c) 2014 Sajoel H.
Greenville Senior High School
Greenville . . . → Read More: December 2014