The past is a two-bubbled swimming pool
The present is a king’s red and gold chair
The future is a room that homeless go to
And I am a tree that is pink with no leaves and it’s winter
Lidgest has big brown eyes and stringy orange hair
He smells like he came out of a garbage truck
He is big and tall but very whimpy
And his tattered old clothes are ruined
When he gets excited he falls down on his face
And his shoes look like they have a mouth
Oh Lidgest what will you do with your ruined life?
The Subway Train
I hopped on a cat and
drove off into the moonlight.
My arm is a chicken dancing.
Why are we on earth?
The world is a frog on a lily pad.
I can run like a roadrunner on the hot gravel. I can’t run fast like a road runner on the gravel.
Farmer Suney liked
to farm because he liked
to set down under
a sycamore tree by
the river. The air tasted
like sweet honeysuckles
blossoming in the summer.
The ground was damp from
the dew that summer
morning. He smelled like
a hard working man.
You can hear the water
It was green and luscious
Westside Elementary School
Date of Visit: March 18 – 19, 2015
Faculty Sponsor: Rebecca Elms
Grade Levels: 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 70
Visiting Writers: David Kinzer, Alice Otto, and Collin Callahan