Moving Words 2003 Student Poems-2

The student poems below have been chosen to be displayed on Arlington Metrobuses from October through December, 2003.


THE SUN

The sun
Is like a nickel
Circle
Shaped
And shiny
Counting days.

Marvin Gutierrez
1st Grade, Barcroft Elementary School

DROID

Part machine – part human
Part evil – part good
Controlled by humans that use them
No way to escape their clutches
Made to destroy
Your mind says, “refuse!”
You malfunction in the battle
Mind gone – memory lost
But you choose the right way

Matthew Blower
5th Grade, Abingdon Elementary School

RESTLESS

Turning in my covers,
Restless.
Pacing ‘cross the room,
Restless.
Waiting for the mail
To bring news of
My brother, the soldier.

Hannah Bauman
6th grade, Swanson Middle School

A CHANGE

We are out all day.
Exploring the creeks.
A worm here,
a snake there.
Yes,
us girls,
while the boys
play with dolls.

Pallu Chopra
6th Grade, Kenmore Middle School

BOOKS

Adventures across the desert lands,
A creature with a thousand hands,
A dragon with fire-red scales,
A place where they use Owl-mail.

A place filled with candy and treats,
And all the gingerbread you can eat.
These things are all around you if you look
They’re all neatly tucked up in a book.

Anthony Tran
6th Grade, Kenmore Middle School

THE LITTLE MOUSE

Pitter, patter, pitter, patter
Little feet on the floor
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter
Little mouse out the door
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter
Sees some cheese, set by me
Pitter, patter, pitter, SNAP-WHACK!
Little mouse I’m sorry.

John Olbrys
8th Grade, Kenmore Middle School

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Arlington Mill Trail
433
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244
CC Connector
823
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Custis Bon Air Park
1036
Custis Rosslyn
1173
Fairfax EB bike lane
144
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101
Joyce St SB
49
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1057
Key Bridge West
562
Military NB bike lane
62
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2429
Quincy NB bike lane
125
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
378
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1518
WOD Bon Air Park
1522
WOD Bon Air West
1944
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1526
Wilson WB bike lane
274

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4455
14th Street Bridge
423
Arlington Mill Trail
849
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
357
CC Connector
635
Custis Bon Air Park
704
Custis Rosslyn
671
Joyce St NB
127
Joyce St SB
182
Key Bridge East
4941
Key Bridge West
1992
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
368
TR Island Bridge
1588
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1148
WOD Bon Air West
1082
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0
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615

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