The World

Posted April 22, 2014 & filed under Poem of the Day.

The world never stays the same.

Thunder flashes through the world.

Flames roar upon the people.

Darkness casts a shadow on us.

Water rides fast horses

up the world’s back.

The world has grown,

the old ways became paradise.

The world hides every secret

in the earth below us.

Feelings are different

for men and women.

Light calms the world in peace.

The world never gives a secret.

The world never stays the same.

by Daniel, 2nd grade

 

 

Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Noah Heverly, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Children of Africa” by Symphony of Science. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 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.

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Original post: December 17, 2013

My Magical World

Posted April 13, 2009 & filed under Poem of the Day.

There it is, just sitting there
a red and yellow bluebonnet
in the cold windy rainforest
but this is a clue.
The rain is as cold as a
Sunday ice cream sandwich.
Animals will come together
bears and wolves will walk
side by side
the people in the war
will come together
and instead of fighting they will
just talk it out.

By Julius, 4th grade

[Image from Yoko Ono’s website, ImaginePeace.com]

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This poem is featured as part of the 2009 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.

Friendship

Posted October 13, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

Friendship is the color of the sun
It is the waves of the ocean
Rushing onto the sand
Then slowly retreating back to sea

Friendship is bright and cheerful
It is the lion and the lamb
The child with her puppy

Friendship is hands held together
It is a peace treaty between countries

That lasts forever

By Lillian, 6th grade
[photo by DMcGinley via flickr]

One Bullet

Posted July 8, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

Two soldiers point their guns at each other.
Do they know why?
Their mothers will never meet,
but both will cry.
Who will shoot first,
one man or the other?
What if, in reality,
they were brothers?
Both men, ready to fire,
neither ready to die.
Both men ready to fire,
neither knowing why.

by Shane, 10th Grade

After War

Posted April 24, 2008 & filed under Poem of the Day.

peace.jpgWar can be horrible and disturbing.
War can cause the trees and leaves to fall and wither away,
But then after it is gone, we can see
peace and quiet can come again.
The trees start spreading their leaves,

and the grass glows an emerald green.

By Said, age 15

(photo by Gracefoto<3 via flickr)