Danville Middle School


I hate trees the
shade they produce is
too cold, raking their
leaves in the fall is
annoying and most of
all I hate the feeling
of bark.

Dalton Harris

I Remember Hunting

I remember hunting
Knowing my guns are loaded
Ready to be fired
knowing you could get shot
wishin I would have you
but someone already has the big buck

Eddie Harper

At the Edge of the Volcano

There, where the
blood waterfall throws
its soul soul
at the edge of the

There, where floor
starts to crack
& the rivers start
to darken

There, where the
snake destroys
the city & its soul
must prosper dead

There, where snakes
stretch over the
world & there are

There, you see
his face &
fall into the dead

Jose C.

Ode to Watermelon

Oh, dear sweet watermelon
Don’t I wish you were in
my tummy the redness
makes me want even more
won’t you travel down my
throat I can slice you
right down the middle
it will be okay
Goodbye sweet
Watermelon you are
taking a trip

Estefanya Alquisira


The color of the pool where
the kids go at night, markers,
shoes, and the wall of my house,
rivers, the sky, and the square
on the left side of our flag,
the taste of tropical punch
in your mouth, violets in the
spring taking a bloom, the
color that I still love at night.

Johnny Barnes

Pez que sonaba Cobolar

Le pez sesaliode laguna y se Fues
ala mutana y ledijo ala agila guiesro
bolar y sele cupio

Franklin A.

Danville Middle School
Danville, AR
Dates of Visit: May 16 – 17, 2016
Faculty Sponsor: Samantha Dill
Grade Level: 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 64
Visiting Writers: Hannah Allen, Kirsty Bleyl