Moving Words 2002 Student Poems-1

The student poems below have been chosen to be displayed on Arlington Metrobuses from January through March, 2002.

COPPERHEAD

Copperhead
Forked tongue
Slithering, hissing, striking
King of camouflage
Copperhead

Connor Currie
Kindergarten, Nottingham Elementary School

SHADOW HAWK

Look, the hawk
In the land of the dead,
Searching for its prey.

Cameron Williams
Grade 4, Drew Model School

SPACE

Empty space is so silent and lonely
There is no sound but my breath
The colors I see are black
and white
The stars are white
The emptiness is black,
It is as dark as the night
and I am as free as the planets.

Mauricio Moreno
Grade 7, Kenmore Middle School

BIG BAND

Doo Doo Dat Dat goes the trumpet in the black and white suit
Sa Sa Zoo goes the sax with the green hat
Dit Dit Deee goes the pianist with the instrument that is as shiny as anything
Ba Ba Do Do Da Dat CRASH goes the drummer with the sweat on his forehead
Baw Baaaw goes the trombonist with the glass of ice water
Put them together, and you’ve got the perfect Big Band.

Gabriella LaRocca
Grade 8, Swanson Middle School

FINALLY MINE

First I bought you candies,
But you ignored me.
Then I bought you flowers,
But you ignored me.
Then I bought you presents,
And you still ignored me.
Then I bought a car,
But you still refuse it.
Then I opened my heart to you,
And now you’re finally mine!

Savoeun Mao
Grade 8, Kenmore Middle School

THE NIGHTINGALE

Can you hear the nightingale?
He is singing in the pear tree,
In the pear tree outside my window,
He is singing to the stars and listening to the answers.
In the oceans of dreams I wait,
Until the twilight of tomorrow.
And there will be another nightingale,
Singing in the pear tree,
Singing me to sleep, and listening to the answers
Of the stars.

Lorna Schadeberg
Grade 8, Swanson Middle School

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