Frank Mitchell Intermediate School

An eight eyed Alien

Ran to a cactus
Just as a lion spotted him
Across a crater on Jupiter
Just to eat a sea cucumber
But soon found out that the
Sea cucumber had scheduled
an appointment to the Doctor
at 9:30 PM.

Adelaide Droste


The Mountains

I am a snow leopard
dwelling in the mountains
of Central Asia
Hunting for wild sheep
and goats for the
next couple days
up in the cold, dry
mountains keeping
out of sight for I
will sneak up on my prey
as the hunt is over I
return to the rocky outcrop
on the side of the mountain
as the day for me is over

Kohen Sprague


Silver

The moon reflecting off the lake,
the fish’s scales deep in the
ocean, the women’s aged hair flowing
like silk. All the second place
trophies, the silkworm’s cocoon. The
tin foil in the rain, inside out
candy wrapper in the wind. Water
dripping off the roof of a cave.

Levi Lane


Blueberries everywhere!

Why are blueberries blue
as I pick blueberries from
my bush I wonder what is
in the blueberry
Why can’t they be red
instead of blue
I pick 32 blueberries
out of my blueberry
bush in my backyard
With my blueberries in my
basket my dog Dexter jumps
up and eats some of my
blueberries
blueberries are blue because
they represent sadness
but most of the time
I am still happy because I
get to make blueberry pie
with my blueberries

Lila Toll


Black

beginning of a movie, dead
phones, turned off computers, the
night sky, inside a trunk, attics,
basements, sheds, holes, Batman, black
paint, inside cabinets, crows, buzzards,
burnt foods

Wyatt Ratliff


Molasses

I’m in molasses today
molasses is what I’m in all the
time. I’m always in a bad
situation.

Griffin McCrory


Papa

It has a maple,
Body and copper nails,
two steel blades
with hands working about,
my father’s father,
made this thing,
this knife to,
me is love,
in form.

Dane Casteel


Did you ever see

Did you ever see
the smashed pie
with grass in
it?
A crash test
dummy
turning to
shrimp
A bomb dropped
on a
city
in the
middle of
a tornado
tsunami
this natural
disaster
of a goatee on
a mouse with
a hockey stick
in its hand
duct tape on
a bed with
birds flying over
it
and a monkey
on it
Did you ever
see the pharaoh
with a box
of crayons
writing
“this is
it”
and
this is
all
in a
painting

Kohen Sprague


Unpleasant Day

Brr, it’s cold.
I see the exhaust coming out of the train
I feel the dirty ground
I see the boxes
I hear the conductor saying Gare
Saint-Lazare station to a passenger
I smell something dead in the air
I see a family crying get on the
train
I see the train going
I look into the train and see
a casket

John Mason Halley


Lake Sticky

I’m in syrup I can’t move
it’s too sticky I can’t get out
will someone help me
I’m in syrup today

Lance McNew


Potato Heart

A kid born with a potato for a
heart is running across
the football field
right now
unfortunately he fell and broke his ear

Lance McNew


Crying Zookeeper

The zookeeper was crying because
he got fired from his job. He let the
gorillas out. The gorillas ate the rabbit who
ate the fish. The zoo was in chaos.
Sally, his boss, said to Kyle the zookeeper “You
are fired!”

Emily Smith


Frank Mitchell Intermediate School
Vilonia, AR
Dates of Visit: November 16-17, 2017
Faculty Sponsor: Karen Millsap
Grade Levels: 4, 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 67
Visiting Writers: Hannah Allen, Suzanne Monroe, Ben Whisman, Jacob Yordy