If there is a cat on your head
If there is a feather in your spaghetti
If there are ants in your pants
If there is love in your heart
pass it on.
By Johana, 4th grade
Click the link (above) to listen to the poem read on
KPFT radio by Kathryn Chavez, a 4th grade student at Parker Elementary in Houston.
This poem is featured as part of the 2012 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.
Way at night when you are asleep
And you are way done counting jumping sheep
Your nose jumps down into your jeep
It drives around, collecting smells
from lights, posts, signs, and bells,
and from rocks and stones and limestone shells
It may get off at Target or the Gap
to lure those smells into its trap
The smells travel through the holes,
like earthworms, like underground moles
to fill the tank up is one of its goals
And when the morning sun rises
the nose goes back with big suprises
It goes back to you in your bunk–
It brought the smell of a skunk!
by Santiago, 4th grade
only be stumpcovers.
we would all
be in wheelchairs.
Oh feet why
won’t you smell better?
Oh why are you
so big I trip
on all my sister’s toys?
I couldn’t stand
up to turn on
the TV. Without
you, I couldn’t
kick my sister
in the pants
By Raymond, 6th grade
[photo by Qatar&Me via flickr]