Fuel My Blog featured A Poem a Day as their blog of the day on Saturday. Woo hoo!

She is bleeding. It looks like she’s angry. She’s probably mad at her husband. She doesn’t look like she’s in pain. She’s letting the bird hang on her neck. She looks like she got out of a wreck. The thorn branches represent her anger. The monkey is messing with one of the branches. The cat… Read more »

The Houston public school district (HISD) recently showcased the WITS Summer Camp on its site. Here’s how the story begins: A blank page is not exciting to most people, but to a writer it signifies that anything is possible. Writers in the Schools (WITS) is a private, nonprofit organization in Houston that offers creative writing… Read more »

Hope is like a perfect day to have a picnic. Hope is like an ice cream sundae. Hope is like a milk chocolate bear that melts in your mouth. Hope is like having a good secret waiting to burst. Hope can be a good thing gone bad. Hope can be something bad turned good. Hope… Read more »

Love looks like a hug or a juicy kiss. Love feels like a warm cuddling hand. Love sounds like “I love you.” Love tastes like a cake. Love smells like a bird. Love is important! by Larry, 2nd grade, WITS Summer Camp

Roadrunner Unable to speak, except For the occasional, “beep, beep!” watch others as they watch me. Escaping Wile E. Coyote’s futile attempts to catch me, and backfiring his plans, with all the perilously placed boulder, and exploding dynamite. Too bad he never calculates correctly. Listening to the children’s and a few adult’s Laughter, while Coyote… Read more »

The Scent of this City I am just a stranger walking in different directions. I go up, I go down, whichever way. My reflection is lost and clouded by urban smog The scent of this city is sticking to my skin. I fight to take clean breaths and realize I am sinking to my surroundings…. Read more »

Her face is soft, but worn to bone From years of salt and sea. Her eyes, the hue of crystal ice, She never can be free. All day, she lies upon her throne, Dreams of formless sands. The pearls she catches in her hair She clasps within her hands. Her smile, cold, her teeth, pale… Read more »

I am like a flower that grows into what it becomes and moves on. I like to play, run, and all kinds of things. I am like Benjamin Franklin fulfilling his dream and doing what I want to do and being what I want to be. I am not an empty blank page that no… Read more »

Ode to Watermelon Juicy, melony, watery, seedy, tasty, good to eat, cuttable, the red fire under the green grass on the black rood. by Treveon, 3rd grade, Nehemiah Center

Stone Soup is one of the top journals publishing writing by kids. They accept stories, poems, essays, book reviews, and art. All the work in this magazine is done by children ages 8-13. For more information about submitting your work to Stone Soup, click here.

Speak Truth to Power Opportunities for Poets 13-27 years old For the second year, Youth Speaks is partnering with the Sundance Summit: A Mayors’ Gathering on Climate Protection to host a spoken word competition on global warming. Whether or not you’re thinking about global warming, or even really care about it, we want to hear… Read more »

Former WITS Writer Katherine Center will read from her novel The Bright Side of Disaster at Brazos Bookstore on Thursday at 7pm. The Bright Side of Disaster is the first in Center’s three-book contract with Random House.

I love to swim in pools and play Scooby Doo games and dress up as a dragon and draw pictures of teddy bears and play baseball with my daddy and eat celery and carrots and broccoli and do stickers and sing songs and color with markers and make crafts and ride bikes and 4-wheelers and… Read more »

I am a snake slinking in the sky. I am the blazing yellow of the sun. I am a soldier wanting peace. I am a time line traveling in the night before dawn. I am the spiky vine of a plant. I am a shining pearl in a rough clam. I am an electric guitar… Read more »

Girlspeak is a pro-women web-based literary and visual art magazine that seeks to provide a platform for those who identify as female. We aspire to enlighten our readers about self-love, healthy lifestyles, activism through art and awareness of the world around them. Girlspeak is a safe, diverse, tolerant and positive space. Girls ages 12-22 are… Read more »

El hombre y la semilla El hombre siembra la semilla. La semilla le da el fruto, y con el fruto el hombre puede hacer dos cosas: comer y vender. Así vive el hombre; cuando come, se mantiene fuerte y saludable, y cuando vende, puede con el dinero darse gustos. Puede comprar cosas que lo hacen… Read more »

This Father’s Day rap by Akeem and James is about teen dads who don’t get to see their children. (Time = 2 minutes, 30 seconds.)

I was holding my father’s hand. We lifted our necks high into the air. The sculpture was so high. We gasped in amazement. We lifted our necks high into the air. Your mother would have loved to see this, he said. We gasped in amazement. It was a breathtaking view. Your mother would have loved… Read more »