The stone-cold look she gives you

Makes you want to run and hide.

You cower in her shadow,

Waiting for her to decide.

Her mind expands farther than the universe.

She practically glows with power.

Her rage fills you with fear

As you squirm and shift in place.

She looks you in the eye, deciphering true and false

While your tongue is seething with lies

Overflowing like a full cup of gray coffee.


by Isabella, 5th grade


Click the media player above to listen to the poem read on Sunny 99.1KPFT 90.1, and KTRU 96.1 by Adam, WITS Youth Advisory Council Student. The background music is “Fragilistic” by Ketsa, Produced by Susan Phillips.

Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B,, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, KPFT 90.1, Sunny 99.1, and KTRU 96.1.

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