Every day I think about them
when I drive by
I think about these hawks
who they are, what they do
do they like long or yellow
what about black and thin
why do they sit on the thin black
electrical wire on the long road by the yellow house
How come they are there sometimes
and sometimes not
do they talk with motion
do they communicate silently
I wonder what these 2 think
Hank and Heather
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE ABOUT
Like how I tell about
my best sleepover
or going to silver dollar city
even when I let
my dog have an eraser
as a toy when I was
How about how many
times I’ve hurt myself
or how much I
love the smell of vanilla
and why does every
one love cake and
My favorite thing I want
to write about is that
and this “I want a nack”
say instead of snack.
I had a garden that sparkled in the sunlight
I had a garden that went dull in the night
I had a garden that bloomed in the sunlight
I had a garden
I had a garden that went down in the night
I had a garden that grew in the sunlight
I had a garden that shrunk in the night
I had a garden
The Museum of Mirrors
In the museum of mirrors
everything is glass.
As you’re walking down the
hallways, all you see is yourself
It is very bright because
of the reflection of lights
As you keep walking you
will see glass people
They are all different sizes
so as you find your
and look inside
you will see your
and get trapped
The Museum of Hair
The building is
made out of hair,
the doors are made
out of hair. People
and kids would
react to hair.
Their hair would come
off, some of people’s
awesome hair would
be in the throng
people would say
holy Hair! Aliens
would come and
visit and take
some hair to go.
my heart is red like lava
my heart is as big as the Eiffel tower
my heart is like red velvet cake batter
my heart beats like a drum
my heart is like a warm hello
The Graceful Body
The body was graceful as a butterfly
It fluttered through the air
with the wind brushing against the face
It dropped gracefully through the air
as if pulled by strings
It moved like a puppet
as if Pinocchio
It smelled of burnt wood
and looked like a tree trunk
small yet strong
The body was as graceful as a butterfly
You will be noticed by a variety,
You will see a figure in the dark,
You may hear but never listen.
Finding My Mom
There is a leaf walking around
in the cool breeze of fall.
The leaf is all ready with its
orange skin and red dress.
The leaf was trying to find
its mom who lost her looking
for the other ones, but
she could only find her sibling
until she found her mom
in 5 years she herself was a
Passing the Border of California
The border is crossed
The roads are robin’s egg blue
The grass is the color of a pearl
The car suddenly turned metallic turquoise
Palm trees were baby blue and navy
Ice cream tasted the same
But looked like big blueberries
I was suddenly a smurf
My mom, the color of a pearl
My dad, navy blue
My dog, bone white
All because of passing the border
I had a garden
I had a garden that lit the sea sand,
I had a garden that sang every time I slept,
I had a garden that grew its plants every step I took,
I had a garden that every time I touched it, it would laugh,
I had a garden that melted every time it rained,
I had a garden that cried every time the moon came out,
I had a garden
Inside a Star
I sparkle through the night, but
when the sun comes up I feel
like nothing when people look at
me they think I am an alien ship
but all I do is shine so bright
all I wish is I was the sun so
everyone would see what I am
How to Capture a Hailstorm
Step 1: Gather Materials (1 ice tray, motorcycle helmet,
freezer, shampoo, snow cone, ribbon, and 1 basket).
Step 2: Put on helmet.
Step 3: Tie a ribbon around the shampoo and snow cone.
Step 4: Place snow cone and shampoo in basket.
Step 5: Place basket under a hail cloud.
Step 6: Run around in circles and do the rain dance.
Step 7: Take ice tray and hold it where the hail is.
Step 8: Put it in the freezer to last forever.
Where Paper Comes From
I come from trees deep in the jungle
where monkeys were once on top of me
Where once a snake slept on me
like a person sleeps on a bed
Where once I was home to many animals
but now I am home to a bunch of letters
They cut me down
as if someone was falling
I hear people say timer
but not sure why
I look very tall
but inside me there are birds singing
I used to be a tree
but now I’m paper
Now I am worth
a bunch of taping on me
The Odyssey of the Search
It’s been 12 months since I last saw home
I have been traveling across the pacific ocean
Ravaging the seas looking for my long lost cousin
I haven’t seen land since March, when I saw an island
I can’t remember when I last saw any life
It’s been 24 months since I last saw home.
One of my crewmen was tossed overboard
The storm lasted for 14 days
We haven’t had any vitamin c since we first left
and my crew is starting to fall ill
No land has been spotted since the first March
We finally spotted land and rushed forward
There was a monster guarding the island
We had to man the battle stations
We finally shot it down, but lost a crewman
We had lost 2 since the trip began
We made it to the island safely after that.
On the island we found local natives and asked
“where are we?” they replied
“on the Galapagos Islands”
After the encounter with the natives
we collected food and water
The food we brought was jerky and oranges
The food tasted like my mom’s best
Finally after 4 ½ years we saw
We brought him home and he loved it
Home was different after 4 years
My family was very happy to find me safe
I was respected in a new way by the townsfolk
Home was great
my family was back to the way it should be
Where TNT Comes From
When I hear a BOOOM
I know a bird has been exposed
There are traps in their beds,
so pigs can conceal the eggs
The pigs put magical jellybeans
so it blows up and sends them away
They put little smelly goods
in because they’re not total monsters
It turns their feathers green
with some feather dye
They shove it in a box and
let it block their path
The birds don’t always make
it but neither do the pigs
So TNT is an enemy
that they can agree on.
Where TNT comes from.
Imagine life with no war and only peace.
Imagine if your whole family could
go outside and no one judges
you. Imagine all humans
getting to know each other. Imagine if
you could move around free with no worries.
And nature was never harmed by pollution.
All these things could make the
Your rouge scalded face
nothing but scalded.
One I like I trust
that you can break down
a building with your
face. Face poem.
Recipe for the sun
The sun sits there in space
giving heat to people on earth
and plants and animals
really really hot
too bright to look at
all big and round
My love for you is like rotten eggs.
My love for you is like a skunk.
My love for you is like a kiddy pool
small and shallow. My love for you
is like ice. My love for you is
like winter in the arctic
cold and unforgiving.
Her hair was as blonde as the
sun, her smile lit up your whole
day. Her freckles looked like
She wore white blouses and skirts
that were baby blue with her
brown boots. She thought she was
no one, she was jealous.
Your dancing is like the smell of burnt rubber.
Like the sound of smashing a cup.
As if a blind raccoon ran into a pole.
Like taste of uncooked steak.
Like watching a banana fall from 1,000 feet.
Like a hunter aiming for a deer and missing.
Like the sound of glass shattering.
Like Stephen Curry missing 200 shots in a row.
Like the sound of me trying to sleep while
my parents play loud music.
Like being in a nightmare, not able to wake up.
Like being too lazy to take out the trash.
Like when you want to go outside but there
is a storm.
Like how it feels when you ask for a toy and then
don’t get it.
How to Fall in Love
First: Get into comfortable clothes
But not something that will make
you cold or sweaty.
Second: Find the music that makes
you feel excited and
makes you want to dance
Third: Then make up some dance moves
and put it with the song
you chose and practice to make it look good.
Fourth: Last show off your dance moves
with the music and impress
everyone with a “whoo whoo”
at the end.
The Old Man
My grampa is old.
I feel the cold table,
smelling half eaten pie with whipped cream.
I taste ice cream.
I see the open field.
I hear the outside rumbling.
Ink everywhere when I slammed
my pen down.
I’m thinking about the future.
In the ocean there is a pearl
in a clam. The pearl is a shiny as
a clean white board and it is as
round as a coin. The clam is
a purple shiny bluish color with shiny
sparkly pearl. The ocean is as blue
as the sparkly shiny sky. Also
the pearl that was in the clam was waiting
to be discovered by a tall skydiver.
The next day it wasn’t found
by the skydiver, but me.
Dates of Visit: March 27 – 28, 2017
Faculty Sponsor: Ginny Luther
Grade Level: 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 205
Visiting Writers: Cheyenne Autry, Hannah Bradley, Andrew Butler, Joy Clark, Elizabeth DeMeo, Josh Idaszak, Molly Rector, Sheena Woods