Moving Words 2004 Student Poems

ENDANGERED ANIMALS

One elephant stomped in the sun.
Two eagles flew in the sky.
Three whales swam and splashed.
Four tigers tumbled and played.
Five gorillas swung and swung.
We’re counting animals, one to five,
But how can we keep them all alive?

Elijah B. Locke
Kindergarten, Tuckahoe Elementary School

ANGER

Anger is red
it sounds like a fire engine
it smells like a fire cracker
it tastes like jalapeno pepper
it looks like jagged flames
anger feels like a sharp knife

Oliver De la Via
5th Grade, Barcroft Elementary School

BLACK HISTORY

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Billy Holiday
Rosa Parks
Malcolm X
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
All of these people
Changed our lives.
Are you the next person?

Leah Jacobs Puryear
5th grade, Abingdon Elementary School

WAVES

Dude the waves veer madly
Like arrows pointing
Straight up at the dark
Blue sky man totally!

Dude those gnarly waves are
Like my morning phone
Call man
You
Know what I mean

Ever Alvarado
6th Grade, HB Woodlawn Secondary Program

CATERPILLAR

I may not seem like much to you.
Just another caterpillar, munching on a leaf,
eating all your trees.
But we gypsy moths have feelings, too.
I’m more than just a caterpillar,
eating all your trees.
I’ve got a wife and kids.
I dance a mean mambo.
I’m more than just a caterpillar
eating all your trees.

Eileen McFarland
7th Grade, Swanson Middle School

ROLLERCOASTER

Waiting
Loading
Shooting
Clicking
Flying
Turning
Spiraling
Screaming
Stopping

Karen Lithgow
8th Grade, Kenmore Middle School

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110 Trail
584
14th Street Bridge
1698
Arlington Mill Trail
433
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
244
CC Connector
823
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Custis Bon Air Park
1036
Custis Rosslyn
1173
Fairfax EB bike lane
144
Joyce St NB
101
Joyce St SB
49
Key Bridge East
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
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
1526
Wilson WB bike lane
274

Peds counted

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110 Trail
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
WOD Bon Air Park
1148
WOD Bon Air West
1082
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
615

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