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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14th Street Bridge
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Arlington Mill Trail
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Ballston Connector
326
Bluemont Connector
283
CC Connector
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Clarendon EB bike lane
225
Custis Bon Air Park
1474
Custis Rosslyn
1517
Fairfax EB bike lane
157
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30
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1571
Key Bridge West
627
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
39
MVT Airport South
3536
Quincy NB bike lane
119
Quincy SB bike lane
89
Roosevelt Bridge
351
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1937
WOD Bon Air West
2420
WOD Columbia Pike
1542
WOD East Falls Church
2055
Wilson WB bike lane
243

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705
14th Street Bridge
428
Arlington Mill Trail
924
Ballston Connector
317
Bluemont Connector
381
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
742
Custis Rosslyn
524
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
137
Key Bridge East
3337
Key Bridge West
1414
MVT Airport South
195
Roosevelt Bridge
204
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
1012
WOD Bon Air West
1050
WOD Columbia Pike
1100
WOD East Falls Church
623

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