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I Am …
by Jordan  Barter

I am thoughtful and very compassionate
I wonder what is happening around the enormous universe
I hear a pounding base drum down the boulevard
I want a sympathetic serene turtle as my pet
I see a glinting star in the twilight atmosphere
I am thoughtful and very compassionate
I pretend to kill zombies in my video game
I feel distressed when my companions lie to me
I affectionately touch my mutts' heads
I worry if a war will start soon
I cry when wicked thoughts occur to me
I am thoughtful and very compassionate

Poem copyright 2015 by Jordan  Barter



Amelia Earhart
by Kristina   Zakharchuk

Amelia Earhart was brave
Muriel once got stuck in a cave
Earhart, Amy was her mother
Little by little, she started flying farther
It took her a long time to cross the Atlantic Ocean
Amelia never married spoiled men

Everything was quite exciting
Amelia was scared, but she never stopped flying
Riches did not spoil her
However she loved beans
Amelia met two queens
Russell, Rosalind was being spied on by Earhart
Today even though Amelia Earhart died, 
We still remember her and her kind heart.

Poem copyright 2010 by Kristina   Zakharchuk



The Majestic Lion
by Ramya  Balasingam

The proud lion throws back his shaggy head
And roars so loudly, frightening all.
Nothing fills anyone with such dread
As the sound of a lion's brawl.
He lets out a large bay
And shakes his mane as he is about to depart
To stalk his fearful prey,
And make them distraught.
He peers from behind a sandy boulder
Near a deer drinking water.
He waits silently and does not stir
As he is about to slaughter.
He lets out a roar, so loud, frightening the deer,
While others nearby tremble in fear.

Poem copyright 2010 by Ramya  Balasingam



The Star-Spangled Banner
by Arjun  Balasingam

On the third of September,
Mr. Francis Scott Key wrote our song,
Which we will remember
Forevermore long.
He was kept aboard the ship,
A part of the British territory.
He longed to get out of this hardship,
While the Americans achieved victory.
Proud of his land,
He composed our song,
Written in short hand,
Yet very strong.
And so we still remember and sing this beautiful paean,
Which originated during the war with the Europeans.

Poem copyright 2010 by Arjun  Balasingam



The Great King
by Tyreek  Blackwell

Who never shouted or used a gun. 
Who never raised his hand to hit anyone.
Who had a heart of great size. 
Who was the youngest African American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
Who made the world a better place. 
Who came to death face to face. 
Who has made the nation sing.
He goes by the name of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Poem copyright 2010 by Tyreek  Blackwell



by Ciauna  Broadus

Creamy, marvelous
Thrilling, satisfying, delighting
Helps make me hyper

Poem copyright 2010 by Ciauna  Broadus



Just Me For a While
by Serena  Ussery

With my goofy smile
My short sandy hair
And my crazy tacky style
For loco things I wouldn't care
When I'm a stubborn teen
For crazy things I wouldn't care
Even if I have fifty piercings in my ear
Later on when people call me Mrs.
In the day I'll be professional
At night I'll be sneaking Reese's
But one day when I'm old and gray
I'll have fifty cats and say
I'll stay me awhile
And I'll be okay

Poem copyright 2010 by Serena  Ussery



The Notepad
by Kristina  Collins

Today my dad
Was very mad
Because I was bad.
But later I was sad,
So I had to
Write in my notepad.
So that I would not be sad,
I made my pad look rad.

Poem copyright 2010 by Kristina  Collins



My Rose of Summer Rain
by Alyssa  Betz

Evening rose, all alone you stand in the summer's night
So beautiful, with petals of black and leaves of red
You smell of summer rain as I pick you from the earth
So beautiful you are my Rose of Summer Rain
Evening rose, all alone you lie in my bleeding hand
With petals of death and leaves of blood
And thorns of poison that mark both our ends
You smell of lost wishes as you lie wilting in my hand
So lonely you are my Rose of Summer Rain
Evening rose, together we lie on this summer's night
So lost we lie with poison flowing through our veins
We smell of pain as we lie on the broken ground
So forgotten we are my Rose of Summer Rain
Evening rose, together we watch our last summer's night
So beautifully falls the summer rain
With cool water that washes our bleeding skin
We smell of the end of days, as the night begins to fade 
Say goodbye my Rose of Summer Rain

Poem copyright 2010 by Alyssa  Betz



My PawPaw
by DeCarlos  Bedgood

He lived across the road
I'd always see him
When he died,
I wondered why he left me here to cry
He is the one who held me, nurtured me, loved me so dear
He still does up in Heaven till this very year
He's who I love, he's who I cherish
He's my PawPaw, I am his dearest

Poem copyright 2010 by DeCarlos  Bedgood



by Deana  Canfield

Wolves are like people they hunt in packs,
Watch out or you'll be a snack,
But don't worry I've got your back,
Because who has mine when you're a snack,
Don't look back just keep on running,
Oh no! We've reached a dead end,
Now we must meet our fate,
Aw man! We were going to have steak,
And Mom will be mad because we'll always be late.

Poem copyright 2010 by Deana  Canfield



by Zane  Akers

Ending the year with a smile!
I close my eyes and look up to Jesus for awhile.
Giving Him "thanks" the way He watches over us.
Yes, giving Him "thanks" because He's One we can trust.
This past year I have thought much of this famous quote,
"You can be what you want to be."
With this thought in mind, I had to tell God,
"I wanted to be a vet and take care of the animals You gave us, you see!
Yes, like St. Francis loved Your birds and animals so dear.

Poem copyright 2010 by Zane  Akers



A Hen's Dream
by Daniel  Freeman

There was a hen named Ken
Her favorite number was ten
She wanted to fly high
But time just went by
Then she found out she was a hen

Poem copyright 2010 by Daniel  Freeman



The Future
by Amber  Russell

I trust my eyes
I trust my life
Hear my cry out to the sky.
My heart hurts, it aches so bad
But forever I will see that the past is the past.

Poem copyright 2010 by Amber  Russell



Harsh Life
by Jason  Ess

Everyone laughs 
Everyone cries
Everyone lives
Everyone dies
But if you don't you will see our world in misery

Poem copyright 2010 by Jason  Ess



A Christian's Birthday Poem
by Kimberly   Kelly

Another year older, a year of living in the light of the Lord,
A time of changing, a time of growing, 
A time of learning how to use His sword
Maturing more as the days go on, 
Telling others what Christ has taught and gave you,
Touching their hearts as you travel along,
Living and loving–as we see Him in you.
A miracle is working in your heart,
A new beginning, He changed you right from the start,
And now you know that there is no turning back, 
The grace of God will never lack.
You're a picture of what the mighty Redeemer can do,
When you walk in His love, you make an excellent view,
You are changing on the inside, it's really hard to see,
Like a stranger to the world–living for eternity,
Committed to the Savior, you are resting in His hands, 
He planned your future long ago, way before your life as a baby began.
Though your life may seem so hard and you might fail sometimes,
Get on His feet–there are still mountains to climb,
When you reach the highest peak, there will be joy with no end,
Then God will say, "Well done, my servant and friend"

Poem copyright 2010 by Kimberly   Kelly




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