Home Sleep Song

Posted December 16, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Listen now,

Listen to the wind whistling

by the window,

Listen to the TV’s muffled talking

swinging out my mom’s room,

Listen to the water dripping

in the bathroom sink–

how quietly it drips,


every now and then the door softly shakes.

How annoying that gets.

By Javon, 3rd grade


Posted June 17, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I hear
the air conditioner.
It flows like the
wind.  It calms me
to sleep.  When it
stops I wake up.
It no longer blows
through the vents.
I get used to
this stillness in
about 30 minutes.
I hear
my dog crying
at night.  I don’t
Know why he cries.  I guess
it’s his loneliness.  So
I call his name:
Chewy.  And he
stops and goes
to sleep.  Again,

by Marco, 6th Grade

photo by Vanessa Guzan via flick