Photo by: Perlaroques


Crushed from the black rock

captured in a bottle of dark gold

like gunpowder in musket on paper

black as night

wandering in the shadows

like a spider

waiting for its prey

captured in its web

ink like armour drip by

drip on my paper

captured in a bottle


By Charlie, 4th grade


Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Alexandria Collins, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Special thanks to Arvis Allen, Head Custodian at JMS. The background music is “Mysterioso March,” by Kevin MacLeod. www.Incompetech.com. Produced by Susan Phillips.


Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and KPFT 90.1.

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