Washington County Juvenile Detention Center

The Sky is Gold Necklaces

The sky is gold necklaces
The elephant spits gold necklaces out of their trunk
The fish eat the gold necklaces
And grow 3x their size
The gold necklace tattoos my skin
When I turn on the TV
And only gold necklace appear
I drive to the store and buy gold chains
We go to the park and slide down the necklace

Elisabeth H.

I Want to Go Home

I’m a home, I welcome people
and they sleep on me, I sometimes
am cold, sometimes I’m empty
sometimes I’m loud, all the time
I get wrecked, and I change

Josh F.

If I Swallowed a Hurricane

If I swallowed a hurricane I would shoot water from my hands,
hide the sun with clouds, use my mind to create wind,
use my anger to start the thunder and rage to
strike lightning. It would destroy everything.

Mekiah G.

Crystal White

The smell burns your brain as it enters
your lungs. Its sound will make certain
people desperate. If it touches hot
glass it will turn to smoke. Once you
give into it people will start to change.
It sounds like a room full of people
& things. It tastes like a dead battery
soaked in ice water. It feels like life.

Luke J.

Red Is

Blood dripping from a person’s body
Rage building up inside you
A juicy sweet strawberry.

Ethan W.

Washington County Juvenile Detention Center
Fayetteville, AR
Dates of Visit: March 12-13, 2019
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Moody
Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Appx. Number Students Served: 11
Visiting Writers: Vicente Yepez, Alys Dutton