Moving Words 2001 Student Poems-2

The student poems below have been chosen to be displayed on Arlington Metrobuses from October through December, 2001.

TONIGHT IT WILL SNOW

Tonight it will snow.
Oh, it will snow three inches.
I will go skiing.
I will go snowboarding.
Oh, it will be a blast.
Only if it will.
It will be a dream.

Christopher D. Schwarz
Grade 2, Arlington Traditional School

SENSES OF THE WOODS

As I travel through the woods,
I feel a cold shiver up my spine
As if my back has turned to ice.
I hear the sound of the wind
Whistling in my ears.
I see the shadows of the great oak trees.
I smell the sap on the trees’ skin
As I travel through the woods.
I feel my body is frozen
By the denseness of the woods.

Albert Salemme
Grade 3, Drew Model School

WINGS

Wings flying free.
How I wish those wings were on me.
Oh to fly high in the sky.
To look down on everyone.
It would be so fun.
I would be free.
I would go to the sea.
With the birds,
Away from unfriendly words.
Oh, for wings.

Emily Strasel
Grade 5, Ashlawn Elementary School

HOUSE GUESTS

Yellow tipped gray flash,
Search for berries, scarlet ripe,
Cedar Wax Wings swarm.

Chelsea Bajek
Grade 6, H-B Woodlawn Secondary School

BROWN CARAMEL

Color is important to me.
I’m brown, like a brown crayon.
I’m not ashamed to lift up my voice and sing,
Because I’m glad to be colored.
Brown is also the color of a satin dress.
Which is soft and beautiful like me.

Janay Harrington
Grade 7, Thomas Jefferson Middle School

LIFE IS LIKE A GAME OF MONOPOLY

Go! Park Place, Boardwalk
Isn’t life great?
Take a chance; but pay your Luxury Tax.
Or you’ll go to jail!
Take a ride on the B&O Railroad.
Visit New York Avenue, and go to Pennsylvania Avenue.
Maybe you’ll see the president.
Have lunch on Connecticut Avenue.
Take 66 from Virginia Avenue and head to Arlington.
Life is like a game of Monopoly.

Gina Destro
Grade 8, Swanson Middle School

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378
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1944
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14th Street Bridge
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Arlington Mill Trail
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Ballston Connector
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Bluemont Connector
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CC Connector
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704
Custis Rosslyn
671
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127
Joyce St SB
182
Key Bridge East
4941
Key Bridge West
1992
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
368
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