Moving Words 2011 Student Poems

2011 Student Moving Words Winning Poems

Sarah Aguirre, 5th Grade, McKinley Elementary
Aminata Davis, Kindergarten, McKinley Elementary
Bruno Fernandez, 8th Grade, Kenmore Middle School
Anaca Florimón-Reed, 8th Grade, Gunston Middle School
Hannah Ford, 4th Grade, Jamestown Elementary
Grace Miller, 2nd Grade, Arlington Science Focus
Neil Mockler, 7th Grade, Thomas Jefferson Middle
Phuc Nguyen, 8th Grade, Kenmore Middle School
Gabrielle Peña, 8th Grade, Kenmore Middle School
Ryan "Ashby" Shores, Jr., 4th Grade, Arlington Science Focus
David Thissen, Kindergarten, McKinley Elementary
Emma Lilianne Tyler, 4th Grade, Nottingham Elementary

2011 Student Moving Words Honorable Mention Awardees

Catherine Burke, 5th Grade, Taylor Elementary
Sharde Chandler, 2nd Grade, Arlington Science Focus
Josh Jones, 4th Grade, Nottingham Elementary
Oscar Monjaras, 5th Grade, Randolph Elementary
Zack Petrov, 3rd Grade, Campbell Elementary
Rebecca Lee Settlemyer, 1st Grade, Glebe Elementary


Books

Books are a bed for a story.
When you close it,
it is still there.
It does not go anywhere.

David Thissen, Kindergarten
McKinley Elementary School

Hand Sanitizer

It cleans my hands.
Squirt, squirt, squirt, squirt.
Rub, rub, rub, rub.
Now I am ready for lunch!

Aminata Davis, Kindergarten
McKinley Elementary School

Pencil

It has a yellow suit
A pink top hat
Black toes tapping the paper
With periods that go
Tap, tap, tap.
Spelling words like dancing
On a flower or ice rink.
They need a hand
To teach them cursive.

Grace Miller, 2nd Grade
Arlington Science Focus School

Bad Equations

Skier+snow=avalanche!
Wind+rain=hurricane!
Shark+swimming pool=shark in the pool!
The Devil+voodoo=End of conversation,
I am freaked out!

Ryan "Ashby" Shores, Jr., 4th Grade
Arlington Science Focus School

Pencil

Dancing across cloudy white paper
A thin gray line of lead
The pencil dances gracefully
Writing in German or in French

Emma Lilianne Tyler, 4th Grade
Nottingham Elementary School

My Old Sneakers

One day I saw my old sneakers lying on the ground,
all twisted up in a bunch of knotswith many things around.
I stood there and thought and thought. They reminded me
of many things. Learning to ride my bike, when my tiny
little fingers could barely make it around the handlebars.
Reading my first book "Green Eggs and Ham."
Seeing my baby brother's face when he was born.
Winning the C.M.L. competition with a big "Hooray!"
Making my Mom's favorite recipe, apple pie, mmmmmm.
My old sneakers make me happy!

Hannah Ford, 4th Grade
Arlington Science Focus School

Metro Station

gab, blab, talk
vroom, zoom, walk
All aboard!
Away we go
into tunnels of darkness

Sarah Aguirre, 5th Grade
McKinley Elementary School

Night

I hear crows squawk
        as the night worries on.
I smell the thin taste of evening's supper.
I see blackness cover me as I slowly creep
        through the night.
I feel my heart pump as I canter
        through the black dark of night,
thump, thump, thump.

Neil Mockler, 7th Grade
Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Tranquilizer

Under his top hat,
Somber as an undertaker,
Come lugubrious masterpieces.

His melodies pierce
My soul.

The tippity-tappity of his piano
Soothes me to sleep.

Bruno Fernandez, 8th Grade
Kenmore Middle School

Midnight Harlem Birds Fly

Cheerful, spreading wings -
Scats, jazz nesting in night clubs
Bee's knees, the Duke is

Gabrielle Peña, 8th Grade
Kenmore Middle School

The Last Supply of Sunlight

you stare up at the sky
watching a bird get hit by a bus and cry
out in pain while
descending in the last supply
of bright sunlight.

Anaca Florimon-Reed, 8th Grade
Gunston Middle School

Invisible

Each step I take in life,
People change.
Friends you used to talk to
Fade away,
Like the Winter Fog.
Drifting slowly past them,
Barely noticeable
Like a Spirit wandering
Through the dark mysterious
Night.

Phuc Nguyen, 8th Grade
Kenmore Middle School

HONORABLE MENTION AWARDEES

Pink

Pink is nice and lacy,
Always careful, never hasty.
Pink is a bow on bobbing curls,
Mostly worn on giggly girls.
Pink is prim, perfect and trim.
Pink is big not small, standing out always tall.
Pink is a tinkling laugh,
Sprinkling the room with shiny glass.
Pink is not just a color,
It's alive!

Catherine Burke, 5th Grade
Taylor Elementary School

They Both

They both hold
My hand.
They both tuck
Me in.
They both kiss
Me goodnight.
They both spend
Time with me.
They both
Love me!

Sharde Chandler, 2nd Grade
Arlington Science Focus School

Balloon

I am a green balloon
They say I'm as shiny as the moon
When I'm in the air
It feels so fair
I get taken good care
I've even been to a fair.

Josh Jones, 4th Grade
Nottingham Elementary School

Staple Problems

If I were you I wouldn't get
Close to a staple.
They are not able to control themselves
Because they want to just
bite,
fight,
and never stay tight.

I feel bad for paper because
The staple always punches it.
So don't get close
Or it might punch you.

Oscar Monjaras, 5th Grade
Randolph Elementary School

Moon

Like a turtle
the moon walks, watching
earth
like a hawk.

It sits looking
at the stars
and when done,
silently moves on.

Zack Petrov, 3rd Grade
Campbell Elementary School

Pencil Sharpener

Grinding up the lead inside of
boring bee. Buzzing buzzing
as it does. Stingers go round and
round.

Rebecca Lee Settlemyer, 1st Grade
Glebe Elementary School

Did You Know?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

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One dead, three injured in Lanham crash

October 23, 2017, NBC Washington

Fatal crash in D.C. Monday

Dana Hedgepeth, October 23, 2017, Washington Post

Plans to widen area highways have hit barriers before

Katherine Shaver, October 21, 2017, Washington Post

Pedestrian killed in Rockville

October 21, 2017, NBC Washington

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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

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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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