Words Taylor And The Samuelson Half Pint Poets
The Samuelson Half Pint Poets presented their original poetry during an assembly this morning. Words Taylor has been working the students for the past three weeks. Here are examples of some of the poetry written by Samuelson students:
My life will change when I know that I have my goal,
which is graduating college and having a bright future.
My life will change when I traveled the world and see every kid,
When I am living in a certain location for a day seeing how their life is,
Hoping I can lend a hand.
When that is done I will feel like nine million pounds will be lifted up from my shoulders.
My life will change when everyone stops underestimating me just because I am a girl.
Doesn’t mean I can’t pick up a football and run 100 yards.
Just because I am a girl doesn’t mean that I can’t build a fort to protect myself from those painful words.
My life will change when I don’t have friends,
My friends are important to me.
I wake up every morning feeling like a deflated balloon,
Once I get to school I feel like a plant about to sprout,
A flower about to bloom.
My life will change when all the dangerous things are gone.
My life will change when I don’t have an amazing teacher by my side every step of the way.
She is Mrs. Purcell,
I certainly do not know one million adjectives to describe her.
But I do certainly know that she is caring, kind, amazing, awesome, humorous, patient, and cheerful.
My life will change when my family stops caring for me.
They make bad things good.
They are Martin Luther King to segregation.
They are owners to pets,
Presents to Christmas.
My life will change when there is no Christianity in the world.
No matter what happens I know that God is looking down.
But I know on the inside I am the touchdown to the final moments of the game.
– Thu Pham, 5th Grade Student
Roses are red, violets are blue,
Is what I thought spoken word poetry was,
And you might too.
But it isn’t,
It’s more than just love poems and poems about seasons,
It’s opening up,
And getting to let people know how you feel through spoken words.
It’s using a strong serious voice to let hurt, happiness, worry, sadness, and amazement to all come out strongly and get exposed to the world.
To let those people know how you are really feeling.
It’s also breaking down the barrier wall between your real feelings and face that you put on to make others believe that everything is okay.
It’s also a way to meet new people.
It’s getting to be yourself and getting to see yourself in an extremely unique way that you’ve never seen before.
– Afraa Adam, 5th Grade Student
My Life Will Change
My life will change when I know that I’ve done enough.
My life will change when I know that I have accomplished my dream and my mission in life.
My life will change when I know that I have changed the world in a very different way.
My life will change when I get awarded for what I’ve done.
My life will change when people stop judging me and let me be who I really am.
My life will change when I keep on fighting for what I believe in.
My life will change when my beliefs come true.
My life will change when people stop thinking I am a shy little girl,
I am a person just like you.
– Hifaa Adam, 4th Grade Student