Moving Words 2001 Student Poems-1

Moving Words Series VIII

The student poems below have been chosen to be displayed on Arlington Metrobuses from January-March, 2001.

CAIRO

I see the triangular pyramids.
I hear people’s voices blend with the wind.
I smell the sand blowing in the hot desert weather.
I taste vegetable soup.
I feel the hot sun’s air going through my hair.
I know a storm of sun is coming on the way.

Sara Ahmed
Grade 1, Hoffman Boston Elementary School

I REMEMBER NEW YORK

tall buildings
taxi horns honking
hotdogs on Flatbush Avenue
buttons on elevators
mushroom, pepperoni, and extra cheese pizza
I remember New York.

Marvin Frenel
Grade 2, Hoffman-Boston Elementary School

AGE

As I get older,
my feet get bigger.
As my feet grow,
my shoes cost more.

Natalie Jones
Grade 4, Abingdon Elementary School

THE SALAD BALLAD

I was coming up the stairs
when I blinked at the sight,
of my vegetables dancing
in the middle of the night!
I don’t know how they opened
the refrigerator door,
But there they were
jiving on the floor,
dancing so wildly,
like they’d done it before.

Rhianna Abdeljawad
Grade 5, Barrett Elementary School

THE SMILE RECIPE

1 tablespoon of giggles
4 cups good memories
3 liters of good advice
17 pounds of first kisses
7 gallons of starlight wishes
26 tons of gramma’s hugs
And an ocean of love

Jessica Foster
Grade 8, Swanson Middle School

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14th Street Bridge
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Arlington Mill Trail
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CC Connector
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Clarendon EB bike lane
146
Custis Bon Air Park
1016
Custis Rosslyn
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Fairfax EB bike lane
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1042
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43
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
73
Roosevelt Bridge
335
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1434
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
1252
WOD East Falls Church
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Wilson WB bike lane
192

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14th Street Bridge
222
Arlington Mill Trail
452
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
0
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371
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
1791
Key Bridge West
829
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
116
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
345
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
379
WOD East Falls Church
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