School Poems

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A Red Palm
by Gary Soto

You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair

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We Refugees
by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.


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Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan
by Moniza Alvi

They sent me a salwar kameez
      &nb sp;     peacock-blue,
                 & nbsp; and another
   glistening like an orange split open,
embossed slippers, gold and black
      &nbs p;     points curling.
   Candy-striped glass bangles
      &n bsp;     snapped, drew blood.
   Like at school, fashions changed
      &n bsp;     in Pakistan -

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There's A Dark Cloud Over My Head
by Leon Thomas Lee

There is a dark cloud over my head
With every move i make, every step i take
It keeps following me
Lord you know i want to free
Dark clouds, dark clouds, dark clouds
Now as the rain begins to fall, i feel so small
I'm always getting wet with the rain of prejudice
Look there is a mist of discrimation
And the fog of injustice
Dark clouds, dark clouds, dark clouds hanging over my head

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Losses
by Randall Jarrell

It was not dying: everybody died.
It was not dying: we had died before
In the routine crashes-- and our fields
Called up the papers, wrote home to our folks,
And the rates rose, all because of us.
We died on the wrong page of the almanac,
Scattered on mountains fifty miles away;
Diving on haystacks, fighting with a friend,
We blazed up on the lines we never saw.
We died like aunts or pets or foreigners.

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Recent School Poems
Symphony of knowledge: ode to the school summary
by Christen Kuikoua

In hallowed halls of learning's sacred light,
Where dreams doth take their winged and lofty flight,
There stands a school, a fortress of delight,
Its beauty found in minds, a radiant sight.

No mere abode of bricks and stones, this place,
But where young minds imbibe knowledge's embrace,
A tapestry, each thread a vibrant grace,
In every classroom, wisdom we do chase.


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An afternoon class
by Rex Keener

We all sit around
Under fluorescent lighting
This is my nature

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Words To My Ninth Grade Self
by Christen Kuikoua

In shadows cast by youthful fears,
A tale of lessons learned through tears,
I'd whisper truths to younger me,
A poem woven, wise decree.

"Don't shroud your pain in masks of pride,
For veils of faux esteem can hide,
The ones who hold your heart so dear,
Drifting far when closeness veers.


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I Miss...
by Nehal Mistry

Those brown eyes shine better than pools of honey in the sun,
That brown hair flows better than grass flowing on a windy day,
That voice which seems to be even deeper than the ocean,
That laughter that's music to my ears,
No longer feel the same.

I miss the twinkle in your eyes
I miss the happiness in your voice
I miss that smile on your face
I miss sitting next to you

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Xs and Ys
by Sarah Miller

why is it that i can identify more with Ys and Xs
than with written words
is it the fact that they are right there
and the words come from somewhere else

Is it that Xs and Ys i can always count on
they are always in the question
just hidden behind some ones and twos
and always come out when the formulas look for them


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  • Daisy 22
    Daisy 22 (2 poems about School)
    September 26, 2001- India
  • Qila Gall
    Qila Gall (1 poems about School)
    June 6, 2006 - Brisbane
  • Nidhi Pandey
    Nidhi Pandey (1 poem about School)
    February 1,2003 - Uttarakhand
  • tahjah may
    tahjah may (1 poems about School)
    september 2 2007
  • Michael Amato
    Michael Amato (1 poem about School)
    March 5, 1998 - Philadelphia
  • Heather McBride
    Heather McBride (1 poems about School)
    December 14,1980-Connecticut
  • Sarah Miller
    Sarah Miller (1 poems about School)
    I like poems:) So i tried to write some and here they are:)
  • Rex Keener
    Rex Keener (1 poems about School)