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Poetry submissions: Richland 1

These are all of the poems submitted by Richland 1 students. We published some of our favorites in the April 9 Neighbors edition, in recognition of National Poetry Month.

DREHER HIGH

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Sometimes people feel like their all alone in this world

And nobody knows who they truly are

Some just don't realize how hard other peoples life is

Don't judge a book by its cover

Especially if you haven't read it yet

If the book you took time to read has torn pages

Just don't leave it torn

Just don't leave it ripped

Take the time to tape them up

And read them with your lips .— Garrett Harris, ninth grade

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The stars shine brightly through the night

You couldn't miss such a sight

I lay down and look so far

And I see other people and who they really are

They tell me something and its not a lie

It stays in my heart, so deep inside

I sit here and think about what they say

I think about it so much, it brightens my day"Reach for the stars everyday

even if you don't get to it,it will brighten your day"— Garrett Harris, ninth grade

SATCHEL FORD ELEMENTARY

Book Baskets

A book basket

is like a bath tub

for a book.

The book bathes and bathes

until we take it out.

When we are done,

we put it back

in the bath tub.

— DuPre Eaddy, first grade

Magnet and Paperclip

A magnet is like a suction cup

sucking up a paper clip.

They hug.

They dance.

It lifts up, up, up like an airplane!

They fight.

They jump.

They stick together like glue

until they are

separated!

— Molly Elliott, first grade

My Chair

My chair is like

a person.

He crawls

on his hands

and knees.

When it's time to go,

he lays on his belly

with his head hanging

down

— TJ McLeod, first grade

Pencils

I think pencils

are a bunch of people.

They work very hard.

At the end of the day,

they are worn out!-— Makayla McLamore, first grade

My House

My house is so lonely

when I leave.

waiting for me

to come back.

— Chandler Foster, first grade

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trace black

moving object

light sun

You make black puppets.

no details

When you move.

it's like a movie.

— Mason Snyder, first grade

Fireflies

I think there

are tiny light bulbs

in the fireflies

as the light sleeps all day

and works all night.

— Sara McInnis, first grade

Fishing with my Dad

Rocking boat,

splashing water,

pointy hook,

squooshy worm,

jerking line,

slimy fish

— Hannah Rhea, first grade

Sunshine

Sweet fur,

white whiskers,

little eyes,

gray and white stripes,

and a

little

white

tail

— Laney Strickland, first grade

My Favorite Sport

The quarterback yells,"Ready. set.

hut. hut.

hike!"

That's a touchdown!

— Rashad Hickson, first grade

Buddy

He comes to the door to greet me

tapping his paws on the glass.

He twirls around in circles.

I open the door

and.

I go in

and he gives me

a happy kiss!

— Sydney Loman, first grade

Macy the Dog

She digs holes,

picks up sticks,

barks at strangers,

chases other dogs, and.

takes up sprinkler systems!!

But, we still love her!

— Dowling Riley, first grade

My Bunny

White whiskers,

black and white fur,

little black tail,

goes in my room,

gets under my bed,

never comes out,

ever again

— Anna Davis, first grade

My Cousin

hunting,

playing,

fishing,

pretending,

best friend!

— Matt Owen, first grade

Playing Outside

I pick up a stick

and throw it!

I pick up a stick

and

dig!

With my own eyes,

climb

a tree.

I see.

Bubblegum

Tape is like

bubblegum.

It sticks to

my fingers!

If it's on the floor

It sticks to

my shoe!

— Aaliyah Smith, first grade

Green

Rolling in the grass,

picking four leaf clovers,

eating broccoli,

eating pears and apples,

just thinking about

St. Patrick's Day.

— Ella Miller, first grade

Waiting for a Fish

Waiting for a fish.

It's out there somewhere!

Waiting on a fish.

It's got to be out there!

Waiting on a fish.

As far as I can see, it is just water!

Waiting on a fish.

Oh! I think I got something!

Waiting no more.

I got a fish!

It is my first fish!

— Constance McCants, first grade

Read Today, Lead Tomorrow

Turn the page and there you see

a bunch of words laid on paper

that all come together to make a chapter of laughter

or a book of hooks and a glory story.

Read today and lead tomorrow.

My Grandmother would say.

So sometimes I would read

instead of play.

I could be the smartest person

in the world I thought

so I read every book I bought.

After I finished reading a book

I would think over and over.

How lucky I was

like a four-leaf clover,

to be able to read.

Some books have pictures

and some just have words.

Some call them books

and some called it literature.

So real today and lead tomorrow

Trust me you won’t be filled with sorrow.

— Kelly Robinson Cook, fifth grade

Prism

Prism was

a good little

fellow he

was bright

but not

colorful.

— Lennsey Sjoberg, first grade

The Dragon

Run, run, hide, hide

there’s a dragon

coming I hope

it doesn’t eat us

YIKES!

— Maleik Shell, first grade

Math Time

My math time

is filled with problems

in

the future

and I

will

be glad to

answer them.

— Sims Willard, first grade

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

are glowing

as they

fall from

the dark lonely

sky into

the grass

— Harriet Dubose, first grade

Donuts

Donuts are good

They help you be brave

with bees.

Pretend

they are eyes

EAT! EAT!

Here we

Come

Keep them closed

Don’t forget

It’s so hard not to eat one

Be a fan

They want you to eat them

They’re yummy!

Crunch them

I wish I could eat one.

— Will Addison, first grade

Classroom

A Classroom

is like

a big square.

— Summer Lybrand, first grade

The Sun

The sun wakes me

up in the morning

It shines on my skin

and

brightly

shines

on my heart

as the sun goes

down

it is

night

time

again.

— Grace LaFitte, first grade

Spring

The trees

have flowers

They also have leaves

that float off in the fall.

— Tommy Kepley, first grade

Whoosh

All the cars are going around me

Can you feel the beat?

The sky looks like a car and it

looks like a tree.

— Taylor Brown, first grade

Spring

The flowers are closed

the rain is drizzling

the sun comes out

the flowers are

blooming.

— Olivia Shuster, first grade

Homework

Oh homework

I hate you!

I’d rather swim with

a man eating shark.

— Drew Austin, first grade

Skeleton

A skeleton jiggles

And wiggles

and giggles.

— Jackson Boyd, first grade

Isabelle

Isabelle is nice

And she is important to me.

I

love

her

a

lot.

— Lindsay Cribbs, first grade

My Friend Harriet

My friend Harriet

Is

smart

and

in

my

class.

I like her

personality

and she is my friend.

— D’Asia Thompson, first grade

W.G. SANDERS MIDDLE

The Real Stuff

Instead of Kool-aid, give me Minute Maid.

I don’t want imitation crab meat; find me the real stuff at the bottom of the deep blue sea.

Tom’s doesn’t taste right, and the bag gives me a fright; get me some Lay’s, and I’ll give you praise.

Puff Cocoa .. that’s big, no.

I want the real stuff, a bowl of Cocoa Puffs.

Serve this on the finest China; I think not, how about a silver platter, that’s me.

Give me the real stuff and save the cheap stuff for the enemy.

— Keri McQueen, seventh grade

Dreams of Reality

I dream dreams of greatness.

I’m a pilot in the sky or

Maybe, a race car driver passing you by.

I dream dreams of greatness.

I may teach the world or

Become the best judge you’ve ever heard.

I dream dreams of greatness,— of exploring planets far and near— of teleporting through space without any fear

I dream dreams of greatness,— To be the best man I can be.

It doesn’t matter what others think

Because I know what’s inside of me.

I dream dreams of greatness.

I dream a great dream.

Why don’t you join me?

We could be a great team.

What do you see?

Where will you go and

Who will you be?

— Micah Crumpton, grade not given

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