Moving Words 1999 Student Poems

The student poems below have been chosen to be displayed on Arlington Metrobuses October - December 1999.

Big Blue Snake

Big blue snake
slithering slowly
in the afternoon
in outer space
to find stars

Stephen Delli Priscoli, Kindergarten,
Arlington Science Focus School

My Hand is Like

My hand is like a lightning bolt
My feet are like jaguars,
My chest is like a brick wall,
My eyes are a solar beam,
I live in a modem,
and eat websites and e-mail.

Caleb Taylor, 2nd Grade
Arlington Science Focus School

My Yard

While walking
I’m amazed
As I stare at the trees.
They seem so large
That they make shadows on my house.
My yard looks like a forest!
It surprises me
That I am so little
Against the trees.

Quentin Kelly, 3rd Grade
Drew Model School

The Room on That Day

The room on that day,
With them in it,
Brings light out of them,
Mother and infant.
Bounces it off every corner
And then brings it back to them,
Those two, one cradled in the other.

Tess Michelitch, 5th Grade
McKinley Elementary School

Sailing

When I sail, I feel free.
As the blue boat glides across the dark waters,
As the white sails billow in the changing wind.
“Hard starboard!” my father yells as I say to myself, “the wind has changed her mood”
We swing right and the sails are quiet.
All at once, the sails blow up and form a big white bowl.
We end the day and our boat motors back to the dock,
Mumbling to herself.
I let loose the white sails,
And they float down to the damp deck.

Elizabeth Minchew, 5th Grade
Jamestown Elementary School

City

City
Where saints and saviors
Are caffeinated drinks and needles
Where street corner angels fold their wings
And sleep on the sidewalk
City
Where I feel too small
To leave even a memory of myself
Among cigarette butts
And factories.

Rhiannon Antweiler, 11th Grade
Wakefield High School

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584
14th Street Bridge
1698
Arlington Mill Trail
433
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
244
CC Connector
823
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Custis Bon Air Park
1036
Custis Rosslyn
1173
Fairfax EB bike lane
144
Joyce St NB
101
Joyce St SB
49
Key Bridge East
1057
Key Bridge West
562
Military NB bike lane
62
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2429
Quincy NB bike lane
125
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
378
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1518
WOD Bon Air Park
1522
WOD Bon Air West
1944
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
1526
Wilson WB bike lane
274

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110 Trail
4455
14th Street Bridge
423
Arlington Mill Trail
849
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
357
CC Connector
635
Custis Bon Air Park
704
Custis Rosslyn
671
Joyce St NB
127
Joyce St SB
182
Key Bridge East
4941
Key Bridge West
1992
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
368
TR Island Bridge
1588
WOD Bon Air Park
1148
WOD Bon Air West
1082
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
615

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