Day 12 – National Poetry Month

April 12, 2019

Prompt #12: Time Freeze: What would happen for you if the world froze?


Wartime

This feeling of a never-ending drop
and life moving way too fast,
I need time to stop,
And to make peace last.


A world now amidst a war,
A war the world is far from ready for;
If only I could stop time,
No others shall die anymore.


I wish time could stop,
I do not want to see my friends die
In a war with a meaningless end.
Peace, not hatred, as we share the same sky.


I try to hold on to these values,
but they are slipping far away
Nothing can grant my time’s wish
For violence has led me deeply astray.

– Lotus (10th grade)

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Day 8 – National Poetry Month

April 8, 2019

Prompt #8: Imagine weather indoors: a thunderstorm in the kitchen, a tornado in the family room.


weather inside the house

Clouds gather near the ceiling
Lightning flashes and thunder booms
Darkness signals that rain is nearing
It splashes down and floods the rooms


The formerly made bed now in tatters
The vase on the sill falls and shatters
The wind blows as strong as the waters
That fall with unstoppable splatters


But slowly the rain starts to cease
And the house is finally at peace
All that’s left are the sodden sheets
And more than a few upturned seats

– Lucía Garrido (8th grade)

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Day 6 – National Poetry Month

April 6, 2019

Prompt #6: To do list: Write about the things you need to do, a project you have worked on for a long time, your bucket list, etc.


Distractions

I probably could
considering that I definitely should,
but the Mind wanders,
demanding attention be paid to an undeserving distraction
and although I shouldn’t,
I still could.

– Julia García (11th grade)

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Day 5 – National Poetry Month

April 5, 2019

Prompt #5: How-to: Write a poem based on how to do a simple task, such as making a cup of coffee.


How to Rest

Close your eyes
Take my hand
Follow me into the mist
Let the fairies flutter near you
Let your body rise; levitate
Become weightless among these meadows
Smile in the comfort of the fresh, spring morning
That scent, maybe tea leaves mixed with rose petals
Let it surround you
Feeling silk upon your fingertips now,
Rest in the darkness
Close your eyes
Sleep.

– Claudia Figueroa (10th grade)

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Day 2 – National Poetry Month

April 2, 2019

Prompt #2: “Stranger Conversations” – Start a poem with a line or a phrase from an interesting conversation


Wonders of the World

What do you think is the world’s greatest wonder?

“I think it’s the pyramids.”

“I think it’s the Grand Canyon.”  

Most people would say such things.

But in my opinion, the world’s greatest wonder

is the ability to see, hear, touch,

taste, smell, and love.

Most people think of places or things,

and not of how fortunate

they are over other beings to be

able to do things other creatures can’t.


– Pablo Ramírez (10th grade)

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Day 1 – National Poetry Month

April 1, 2019

Prompt #1: “7 Days, 7 Lines”: Poem about every day of the week.


Sweet Emotions

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Seven days per week, seven emotions per week

On Monday, we’re tired

On Tuesday, we’re in denial

On Wednesday, we’re hopeful for Friday

On Thursday, we’re not having it anymore

On Friday, we’re extremely happy school ended

On Saturday, we’re either lazy or in a party mood

On Sunday, we’re stressed, because it all has to begin again

– Mariana Rosado (10th grade)

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