April 3, 2019
Prompt #3: “On the Field” – Write from the perspective of a sports ball
As I prepare my spherical frame
For the rush of the incoming game,
My pelt glistens with great mirth
At the approaching feet on the earth.
A whistle is blown; my robust exterior
Deforms as a force far superior
Impacts me fiercely
And I fly up the sky with full trust.
By Diego Redondo (12th grade)
As I rise, I wave to the sun and birds,
Gracing them with my aerial gymnastics.
Wind currents decide to waltz alongside
My dashing performance.
However, my elaborate dance routine
suddenly changes its course
As it decides to tango with gravity.
Gravity’s strong and passionate pull
Drains the bountiful strength
That my soul previously indulged in.
As exhaustion overpowers me,
My glistening spots lose their shine.
Drowsiness gradually possesses me, Numbing my entrails and leaving me blind.
Senseless I feel after I finish my trip.
Lifeless I am until the next kick.
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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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April 1, 2019
Prompt #1: “7 Days, 7 Lines”: Poem about every day of the week.
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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