Category: Poems


Dear Alicia Keys

By Shari S, Super 7 Girls After School Program

Dear Alicia Keys,

When I saw that you stopped wearing makeup I was really happy. Most women think they MUST wear makeup to look beautiful. But when you stopped you showed other women and girls that you don’t have to worry about what others think you look like. YOU should like what you look like. If you’re satisfied, that’s all that matters. Also I’m sorry if my handwriting isn’t as good as it should be. And I love your music.


Shari S.


By Darrell F, 4th Grade, Dvorak School of Excellence

Rights are for every person, even black and whites. Without rights this world would not be right. People used to be slaves but the president of Chicago back in the day said so slaves in Chicago. Then Harriet Tubman made the railroad. So now, African Americans are yelling for justice on the street blocking traffic. They feel mad because whites get more than blacks. Because we didn’t get to go to school. They had clean indoor bathrooms, we had disgusting outdoor bathrooms. So now they are walking down the street holding signs for justice. When 2016 came the world got even better. The leader of the group of Justice is named Jacob. He feels mad because we can’t get a job because we’re black. He’s saying “Justice is for all”. THE END

The Yome Cowe

By Fernando, 3rd Grade, Lorca Elementary School

The yome cowe was so yome a secrol bet his legs now he has 3 legs. The yome cowe went to the beech a dog bet his eir off now he has 1 eir. The yome cowe went to the [ark a cat bet his tel now he hos no tel. The End

Subway Kids

By David C, 4th Grade, Columbia Explorers Academy

Dear Mayor,

I think that anyone can work at Subway no matter any age from 10-90 because some kids need money and cookies give them energy to work. My other reason is kids can bring broccoli soup so they can go in the teachers room. Another reason is some kids can learn math from counting money. In conclusion I think that kids can work at Subway any age. 10 or older.

The Rich Writer

By Christian, 4th Grade, Poe Classical School

Once upon a time there was a boy named Nick. He lived in a mansion in LA California. He always earn money by writing stories. Right now he has 100,000,000 dollars in the bank. His mom does not like his stories and her name was Emily. She told him to write biographies. “Please mother,” Nick pleaded. “Just write one long biography about Steve Wonder” said Emily. When he wrote the 9 paragraph page, his mother was satisfied. “I am really proud of you, Nick.” she said.

The Girl named Moisture

By Kanyn, 4th Grade, Poe Classical School

Once upon a time, there was a girl named moisture. She was born in 9073. She was named moisture because she was born during a thunderstorm. He wanted some friends. But she couldn’t find any. The next day, a girl named chicken flavored seasoning packet came along (Or you can call her “chickie”) Chickie and moisture became friends emediatly. They had so much in common so they played. And lived happily ever after!
The end!

Moral: Don’t be afraid that you can’t find friends, but you really can if you try to accomplish it!

The Fight

By Lucy , 6th Grade, Erie Elementary

Once there was two best friends named Emily and Lissette. They had everything in common. They were at the park at 6:00pm. When something really bad happened. Lissette found out that Emily hated ice cream. Lissette got mad and they had a fight. They kept on fighting until 9:00pm. They didn’t talk to each other for two weeks. Meanwhile Emily was crying and eating ice-cream. One day Lissette came to her door to say “Sorry I shouldn’t have judged you just because we didn’t have something in common, will you forgive me?” “No I can not!” Said Emily with more tears in her face. And then she slipped and said “Just kidding! He He He!” And then they went to the pizza place. The End!!!


By Iyanna J, 3rd Grade, Dixon Elementary

One Monday night, me and my sister were watching TV while my parents were downstairs on their phone. Our dog Teddy was with us upstairs. Me and my sister were sitting on a blanket. My dog came and just peed on me a whole lot. I was crying and laughing at the same time. My parents and my sister was laughing at me. And in my head I was like why would my dog pee on me? The end.


By Eathan, Pierre, Tyshawn, Trevon, Kaylani, Delilah, 4th Grade, Morton School of Excellence

Here lies Texmas, the Santa Claus of Texas. He gave us presents and dry cookies with the most delicious spoiled milk every two months. His Texas oil helped the people power their cars on. He danced like a gazelle that would make clouds rain spoiled milk. The people would flood the streets to drink the milk. The story goes that he will return every 20 years to seek revenge on the Texans who killed him but for now… We bury him in his flowery carriage. Merry Texmas!

20 years later he came to seek revenge on those who killed him. He got the first one and took him to his carriage. He had no arms or legs and he begged for mercy but Texmas said “No you have to pay, so no way.” He got the last one, but he got away. He will have to wait 20 years but Texmas got his arm. Texmas said “You got away but that is okay. You still have to pay.” THE END


By Ethan and Aden , Skinner West Elementary

Setting: Roblox
Characters: Ethan The Amazing 1000 and Aden the Awesome 1232

(Game Starts)
E: I call driving
A: I’ll kick you out
E: Fine you can
( We drive a little bit 3 hours)
A: Shark!
E: Go, go, go, go
A: I’m going! (Shark eats boot shark almost kills them)
E: Welp it was nice knowing you
A: Speak for yourself I’m in a chair (Game ends)
E: We won! (Dey dances)
(Another game starts shark is next to them)
E and A: AHHHHH!!!