Moving Words 2000 Student Poems-1

The student poems below have been chosen to be displayed on Arlington Metrobuses from January - March, 2000.

Cuckoo Bird

Cuckoo bird sings like the buzzing of a bee.
Cuckoo bird sings up in a tree.
Cuckoo bird has eggs of his own.
When they grow up and fly away,
cuckoo bird is all alone.

Rachel Locke, 1st Grade
Tuckahoe Elementary School

1863

In eighteen hundred and sixty three,
General Meade fought General Lee.
They battled for three days and two nights.
Gettysburg knew the bloodiest sights.
When Pickett charged the Union to kill,
He couldn’t make the crest of the hill.
Confederates stumbled in retreat.
Some wore shoes taken from Union feet.

Hobart Reynolds, 3rd Grade
Arlington Science Focus School

I Wish

I wish…I was an engineer
With my mind and my hands
I could design new lands
Where people pay no taxes
And no one is allowed to use faxes.
Face to face, hand in hand
Will be the motto of my new land.

Muzzamil Aijaz, 4th Grade
Claremont Elementary School

Winter

I wake up this morning
to find snow on the ground.
Not much, just a few sprinkles
like powdered sugar on cornbread.
I slipped on my moccasins
and my warm wool coat and went
outside by the icy pond.
I sat on a rock and watched
Old Man Winter do his work.

Samantha Edington, 4th Grade
Nottingham Elementary School

Underwater Thoughts

The sun underwater
makes chains of gold
that dance on my skin
as bubbles bloom
and the pool is a room
I can swim in

Haley McKey, 5th Grade
Glebe Elementary School

A Generation

endlessly poking silver studs
into appendages orifices lobes
our bodies will grow around
almost anything patiently
allowing us acupuncture
tattoos metal bolts messages carvings
it is too easy to forget that
we belong to them
that even forgetting
is of the body

Maia McAleavey, 12th Grade
Yorktown High School

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14th Street Bridge
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Arlington Mill Trail
382
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
212
CC Connector
961
Clarendon EB bike lane
247
Custis Bon Air Park
1172
Custis Rosslyn
1788
Fairfax EB bike lane
168
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40
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
1337
Key Bridge West
902
Military NB bike lane
45
Military SB bike lane
35
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2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
118
Roosevelt Bridge
670
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1438
WOD Bon Air Park
976
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
699
WOD East Falls Church
1216
Wilson WB bike lane
321

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780
14th Street Bridge
278
Arlington Mill Trail
695
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
631
Custis Bon Air Park
519
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
2715
Key Bridge West
1456
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
157
TR Island Bridge
974
WOD Bon Air Park
761
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
689
WOD East Falls Church
0

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