POETRY ANTHOLOGY2010 By the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Poets of NFS “If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!” Shel Silverstein
Rain Pouring slowly down, Every drop filled with water, Falling from the clouds. MeghaA The Wonders of the Shore By Grace B I see large waves coming to the shoreline-- I see sand blowing in the wind like a tornado spinning-- I see boys riding on a wave the size of a Tsunami-- I see umbrellas slowly swaying back and forth like trees in the wind-- I see crabs wobbling and stumbling to the water like zebras being chased by a Lion-- I see white birds flying through the mist of the ocean, scouting for food-- I see fish as dark as night moving in and out of seaweed -- I see small tan-colored shells slowly progressing up the shore like tiny turtles looking for food-- I see a huge orange ball of light moving slowly downward into the darkness-- But, right now, I simply hear the crystal blue water singing to me. Books By John O’B Books are everywhere Books are smart So if we read books We will be as smart. Ode to Butter O, butter…your smooth silkiness defeats the world in the taste for eternal butterness, your sweetness conquers the evil powers of salt, your squirtableness is amazing when it flies through the air to the beefy, beautiful nostrils of the salt, your fattening abilities break every rule that defies mankind. Butter, you are a new super hero to kids everywhere You got your fame when you defeated the salt by squirting him in the nostril with your squirting abilities You are the heavenly food. ~Annie C 1
Birds Birds flying so high, Birds singing so gracefully, Looking beautiful. Elizabeth B 5W By James N Juan Took a plane To his mom’s At six o’ clock To have dinner Soccer Finals By NiccoloA My team winning five to four A player on the other team heads the ball into the net My teammate and I line up in the center of the field I take a pass from my friend I dribble like a lion chasing its prey Four seconds left I fire a shot! The ball flies like an eagle So fast that the goalie can’t reach it That is the game I feel like I can do anything! DS Lite I went into the store and rushed to the video games department. I got out my money and grabbed an onyx Ds Lite. The color that I wanted. My Dad got me Pokémon Diamond, the game I always wanted. I paid for it and left feeling happy. Jack C A Tritina to Soccer To play soccer you gotta have fun You have to slide tackle And you have to score goals
You win by scoring goals If you aren’t smiling, you are not having fun And don’t forget to slide tackle
To impress your coach, slide tackle Always make sure you’re scoring goals And most importantly, have fun
When I come off the field, I make sure I had fun, scored goals, and had an amazing slide tackle. ~ Jake G 2
Salmon By Emma S Sadness Hearing my parents crying I ask in my little baby voice “Why are you crying?” All I hear in my little baby ears is sadness “Is something wrong?” I ask “Where is Sah?” They start crying even more Then I realize she is gone for good… My first time at Carson’s House On the way to Carson’s house I was waiting in the car thinking about some of the things we would do. I would show him how to beat some levels in Lego Star Wars, go in his pool, and play with his robot shark. When we got there, we did all of the things I thought we would do. I really like his basement. There is a flat screen TV and even a refrigerator. I also like his robot shark. It’s more maneuverable than I thought. I even used it to attack Carson’s dad in the pool. Well now it’s was over and as we were driving home, I thought about all the things we did. And I had a really good time with Carson. Frederick E Aliens By Nick L Green, Slimy Brain Sucking, UFO Flying, Mind Controlling, Crazy, Destructive, Careless, Brain-dead Extraterrestrial The Carrot I hold his carrot way up in the air and say, “Here boy! Here boy! Want it?” I tried to throw the carrot in a good direction so I wouldn’t hit anything. The carrot was fake. But when he gets his carrot, he tries to eat it! I hear his squeaker in the carrot go squeak squeak In the middle of the night! That two-leafed orange carrot Was like his second best friend even though he was a dog. Hannah G 3
The Wind The wind, so peaceful Invisible, but still felt Lightly blowing through. Cole C The Storm By Cameron W I see the trees blowing around I feel the cool breeze blowing in my hair I hear thunder in the far distance I see the sky turning to gray I feel the rain turning to hail I hear the trees rustling along with the thunder I see the hail beating against the ground I feel the hail like needles pricking me a million times I hear the hail pitter-pattering on the ground But then it goes away-- To reveal a sunny day So I stay out to play Bob By Thomas E Bob was a really great guy, But he was a little bit shy, He ate some gum, And choked on his thumb, And that’s how he had to die. Ode to Soda Soda, oh soda how I need you. From your shiny red wrapper to your tall white cap, you make me plead. Without you, the lack of your tastiness makes my head spin. Soda, am I worthy to drink your sweet, carbonated goodness? Oh soda, am I? ~ Nicholas C 4
A Place in the Clouds I think there’s a place in the clouds somewhere, up in the clean, blue sky. A place with love and hope, and never a tear to cry. A place in the clouds to always try, a place in heaven for us to fly. Charlotte H The Waves Waves hitting the beach, Huge waves going back and forth, Very peacefully. JP I The Pen
A pen... Feels like doing A+ work Looks like perfected papers Sounds like someone correcting a test Feels like finishing a long, boring test, the kind that our teacher would give us. Smells like victory, sweat, and rubber. A pen makes me feel glad. ~ Sook-HeeE Bio Poem Betsy Silly, Happy, Accident-prone, Kind Sibling of Katie & Emily Lover of turtles Fears blood, bloody things, & poisonous, hairy, or slimy bugs Needs baking supplies at home at all times Gives food to her turtle Would like to see many fenced-in parks for dogs all across America Resident of Newtown Borough H 5
Gymnastics By Elena C Flipping like an acrobat at a circus Springing backwards like a bouncing ball in reverse Standing on your hands with the world upside down Cart-wheeling like an out-of-control spinning wheel Rolling backwards and forwards like a roly poly bug Gymnastics The Sun Shining high above, Everyday reflecting, A hot ball of flames. Sean K The Waterfallby Kyle M Fresh from a river And falls down into a lake Like someone crying Pink I shake it up. Then I twist till it all mixes in. I open the cap And hold it against my hand To see To See if it is the right shade. I lift up the brush. I lift up the brush With a drop Of pink polish on the tip And coat each finger one by one And carefully, very carefully, I let it dry. My nails are PINK! Kate K HoneybeeBy: Annie MHoneybee! Honeybee!I love you a lot!The honey you make, just can’t be forgot!It sweetens my tea, and makes my bread yummy! Honeybee! Honeybee!You‘re great for my tummy! 6
Cat # Bach By Abigail Y My cat, Bach, sleeps All day and all night. She only gets up To eat like a fright! When she wants to go out, She makes a big ruckus! But, when the door opens She sits still and looks sluggish! During dinner, she sits by me She begs for food and looks so sleek I roll my eyes and say, “No!” But, she stays, and I start to shriek! At night, she sleeps so silently on my bed— I hear her breath—it fills my head— I love to sleep with her so much But when she snores, my brain goes dead! RecessBy Robert G Recess is fun, It’s really cool, It’s the only fun thing, you do at school, P.E. is fine, Music is O.K. But they don’t compare, to recess everyday! Big Disappointment I went to an amusement park and saw a lot of rides I wanted to go on. But I was really there to go on one called Leap the Dip Big disappointment. But my dad said it was the first rollercoaster ever made so I was instead exited. I had to wait in line literally 2 hours so I could get on. Big disappointment. Once I did it was so boring You go ½ mile an hour And then there’s this 2 inch drop And then it’s over. It was a … Big disappointment!!!!!!!! Ben J 7
Horseback Riding By Alyssa M I like to ride--horses are gentle and calm… Especially bigger horses They make me feel more at ease I feel relaxed and flowing with the rhythm of their movement I lose all my worries I lose all my fears Horseback Riding Friends Friends help you Friends help me, Friends are special Friends are great We are all together, We live as one We are one big family. Friends help each other, Friends are connected Friends are the best. By Alice K Sports It looks fun when you get dirty playing sports.
It feels great whenever you get points on the scoreboard to help your team.
It smells like two points, one goal, one touchdown, and one hit.
It feels wonderful playing sports. ~ Ryan C
Horsesby Sophia LHorses, horses, you’re very neat, it tickles my fingersas I give you a treat, You’re fast, awesome, and lots, lots more!What else could a person possibly ask for?Horses, horses, you’re just fineit doesn’t matter what color, shape, or size, The most important thing is…that you’re mine! 8
Colonial Snowstorm (based on the painting “Snowstorm Mill and Homestead at Springtown”) By Kate B Snow is falling all around us Bells are jingling on the snow-covered horses pulling sleighs “Giddyap!” The man on the sleigh urges his horse into the flurries of snow… Trees are swaying in the wind Snow is falling on the roof above my head Silence everywhere… Not a living thing, except the man on the sleigh, the horse and… Me The man comes into my doorway where I am watching Waiting for him to ask to come in… Sure enough, he comes and asks… “You’re late.” “I know, dearest.” He stresses the word dearest… “Just come in… Father…” 5W Poem By Evan BEvanI played hockey on a pondon my birthdayto have fun White Flowers The white flowers, Feel light and gentle, Smell like perfume, Look like delicate pieces of cloth, Blowing in the wind, So light, Slowly blowing away, Going… Going… Gone. ~ Sarah K Me As a Piano Player By Paige K My fingers start To touch the shining Black and white keys As my stomach starts To tingle as my hands begin to shake While people start flashing their Video players and cameras At me When you shut your eyes To blink You open them up and it’s all over. 9
Summer By Jeremy H I can’t wait to get out of this place they call school I can’t wait to play games all day I can’t wait for no homework, especially tests I just can’t wait for no school Summer is finally here I can do whatever I want Playing soccer and baseball all day long! Ohh! Wait! All my friends are going to camp! I can’t wait for school next year Crash By Felix V There they go, past the finish line OH!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s a crash!!!! Crash, boom, bang! 48 wins! Jimmie Johnson!!!!!! Ode to my Sk8board Oh skateboard, you’re a taste of joy and satisfaction when I ride you, When I ride on you it’s like everything else disappears, When I’m riding you it feels like I’m the king of the world, Oh skateboard, it feels like you and me can accomplish anything together. ~ Alex M Air Ear I pinch my nose, Take a deep breath, And try to blow out my nose. For some reason It comes Out my ears. Maybe it’s a gift. Maybe not. But for now I have An Air ear Owen L 10
Dogs Dogs with fur like silk, Smelling good after bathing, Running free outside. Liam M Sleepover By AnnMarieB Nervous when I walked in their house Will I survive the night? I miss my mom I feel water Warm water running down my cheek I wipe it So my friend doesn’t see “Nature” By OmeedN Trees sway in the wind Birds chirp while gliding through the air The wind speaks to me It calms my spirit down The wonders of nature. Flowers are in blossom The sun shines on the earth Rain covers the sky and soaks everything A rainbow appears and the cycle restarts. Fudge Dog “Click!” The gate opens only to find Thomo sitting there staring at me. He is sitting on the pale white steps shaking his black furry butt. “WOOF!” Thomo barks. It echoes far and he follows me into the house. I go upstairs. And lock the doggy gate only to leave Thomo sitting there. ByLefawoM Bio Poem Chet Athletic, awesome, tall, smart, Sibling of Katie, Lover of sports, Who fears nothing, Who gives love to his family, Who would like to see Ichiro Suzuki, Resident of Newtown K. 11
Sports Mike Sports, the god of all living thing, king of kings, even legends bow down to you, how I worship you, may you teach me of your ways and may you count me as worthy, O, how I wish I can be like you, the smell of you is greatness, may I play? We All Hang Together (based on the painting “We All Hang Together:)
All lined up one by one, We all hang together. Like the Three Musketeers or Peas in a Pod We all hang together. Brother and sister or Family as one We all hang together.
Rain Very cold and wet, Pouring on us from the clouds, very peacefully. Madeline N Summer By Michael O Summer is here Schools closing down Never going to bed Playing games all day and night Eating ice cream Swimming all day Playing video games The time flies… Summer is done… Whoa…school …no!!!! A burned-down tree drops a seed as a dove with a leaf in its mouth flies over ~ John G 12
Ode to Sports O sports, I can’t live without you…unless I don’t like your team. O sports, why are you so fun… because I haven’t missed a game yet. O sports, why does there have to be so many of you? O sports, you are so awesome and interesting at the same time. O sports, I’m your biggest fan. ~ HoldynB Everlasting Winter By Ashley S (based on the painting “Snowstorm Mill and Homestead at Springtown”) Snow is falling Making a white,fluffy blanket Horses are pulling sleighs around town Every step with hardly a sound. Pitter patter… pitter patter …goes their hooves Brushing the snow as if saying, “Go, go, go!” Dash to the left… swerve to the right As the sleigh pushes through the moonlight. Along the way you see children laughing Animals seeking prey A big gust of wind pushes the snow Hoping this day will never go! Rain…Bows Before every rainbow unfortunately comes rain, Before any love always come pain, Before any fortune always comes a deal, Before any dessert always comes your healthy meal, Before any sunshine comes a cloud, And Before any concert, there always is a crowd. Now why can’t things come in one not two? Now just look it up, that’s something you might have to do. ~ MadieL 13
Light By Alex S When the sky is light I am dark When the sky is dark I am light. When the snow is falling I am warm When the sun is shining I am cold. When it’s dinnertime I am full When it’s not I am hungry. I am just the opposite Of everything Treesby Hannah D Its branches spread out, The green leaves touch me softly, The tears drip down my face. O’ bacon, How you sizzle in your fatty juices, You are the best food there ever was or ever will be, Pigs despise you, but that is because they haven’t tasted your succulent strips of fat and fried meat, My taste buds are sad when my plate is empty, O’ bacon… ~Alexander G 5W By Joey F Pahood Ate 82 cheeseburgers At his mom’s house On Tuesday Because he is always hungry. 14
Tigers Tigers’ loud roaring, Hearing them from far away, Amazing pouncers. Nick P The Moon Moon shining bright, Looking beautiful in the sky, Bringing night into day. VirS Bio Poem Emily Caring, Friendly, Fun, Tall, Sibling of Austin Arington, Lover of fashion designing, Who fears poisonous snakes, Who needs to brush her hair, Who gives support to her friends, Who would like to see world peace, Resident of Yardley, Pennsylvania K Weird Bob By MatteoDBob had sat down on a frog, And then he took a long jog, He slipped on a daisy, and felt very crazy, Oh that weird man named Bob Sports, the god of all living things, king of kings, even legends bow down to you, how I worship you, may you teach me of your ways and may you count me as worthy, O, how I wish I can be like you, the smell of you is greatness. May I play? ~ Mike O’B 15
A Tritina for Pizza I wait at a pizzeria for my pizza. As it approaches, I can smell the tasty cheese. The pizza is handed to me, and I smell the sauce. The pizza enters my mouth and I taste the zesty sauce. As I am eating I think: I love pizza! As I chew, my taste buds can not resist your tasty cheese. As I start to finish my pizza, I admire the cheese. When I leave the pizzeria, I feel in need of more sauce. As I walk, I feel that I want more pizza. I quickly turn around and run back to the pizzeria because I know that nothing tastes better than cheese, sauce, and of course pizza. ~ Gene N Soccer By Matthew R Soccer is in my blood, Soccer is a good Sport for me Soccer is a Really good sport Soccer is the Most popular sport Soccer is a Game to Play when you’re really bored. HoagiesBy Reilly S Hoagies! Hoagies! I live on you, Hoagies and grinders Subs, ham and cheese, Hoagies! Hoagies! I live on you, With a slice of tomato And lettuce and cheese Hoagies! Hoagies! I live on you. 16
My Pond By Ben D Fish swimming like silver bullets darting through the water Ducks diving like submarines Wind whistling like a man with a good tune Water spinning like whirling fireworks Geese honking like cars stuck in a traffic jam My pond Toast I can always boast about eating toast, because toast gives me the most. One time I saw a ghost When I was eating toast because I was at the coast of the host of my post. I love when I get the most toast. ~ Leo N Limerickby Paul R There once was a fella named Guy Who went out to get some pie And when he did He slipped on a squid And got chased away by a fly. 17
DJ Tritina You step on the floor because you hear your song. You see nothing but lights, the ground vibrating with the loud thud of the speaker.
You stop because the sound changes from the speaker. Now it’s a different song. The songs change the movement of the lights.
Then, a burst of blue and red lights, No more sounds from the speaker, But I wanted one more song.
The party’s over. I see the DJ pack the shining lights, the huge speakers, and all the machines that play music. ~ Michael K Popcorn! Pop. Poof. Pop. Pop. My little brother and I looked in the microwave. We had been standing there, on the stool, For FIVE minutes! And finely we heard just, What we had been waiting for BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. I opened the microwave door hurriedly. It. Was time To eat Some POPCORN! Kurt M When Bobby Came Home By Sofia F When Bobby came home Love was everywhere When Bobby came home Family was there When Bobby came home He was too precious to touch When Bobby came home We all love him sooo much 18
The Sky By Patrick M Birds chirping The sound reminds me of mice scuttling across the floor Clouds moving Like cats stalking their prey Sun burning The heat warms my skin as if I’m standing near an oven The Sky Flower Petals They’re the color of my cheeks when I’m embarrassed, They look like tufts of pink fur falling down to earth, They feel gentle and soft, they tickle my face, They smell like summer and spring breezes, They’re as hot as the summer sun, Yet they’re as cold as an icicle They make me feel relaxed, They’re pink petals, Floating in the sun. ~ Sophia S 19
Almost After Kathleen’s soccer game We begged my mom and dad to stop at Pet Plus To see the puppies. So we did. We got a puppy To go in the gate with us. We got a Shih Tzu. We loved the puppy but we could not get it. When we got in the car I asked my mom why we didn’t get the puppy. She said I do not want to get our first puppy there. I want the whole family to be here. OK. And that was it. Caroline O Who Will I Be? By Erin H Who will I be? Who will I be? Will I be a little dog? Will I be a giant frog? Who will I be? Who will I be? Will I be a clown with his hair upside down? Will I be a book with a cover of a cook? Who will I be? Who will I be? Strawberry Lipstick I opened a fresh new pack of lipstick And smelled the fake smell of strawberry. I tightened the screw closed to keep them smell inside the case. Later, I opened it again But this time I was going to use it. I smelled it one last and then I put the slanted part on my lips And started to move it all around. I looked in the mirror to see hot pink shiny stuff on my lips. I could still smell the strawberry like smell on me. It wasn’t as strong but it was still there And the hot pink shiny stuff was still there. JordynR Bio Poem Cate Athletic, Outgoing, interesting, Thoughtful Sibling of Justin Lover of Penguins Fears Pimples Needs Athletics and Food Who gives Laughter and Memories Who would like to see an Underwater Hotel Resident of Washington Crossing R 20
5W Poem by Brian K Brian… me, Running on the sidewalk To my home Because I want to get a drink. Owl Dude Do-do-do! The chimes rang. I suddenly became as quiet as the meditater himself- the little glass owl, Owl dude. Just starring into nothing past closet doors, walls, everything until it all turns white. The chimes ring as they fall down. Well owl dude, your meditation’s over. I hate how those chimes always fall down, don’t you owl dude? Hannah B We Had So Much Fun When I arrived at the door, Carson greeted me with a smile. Then we went into the play-room, And acted like an imbecile. We played Star Wars™, And Mario Bros™ too, We went nuts in the ball-room, And acted like a kazoo! We bounced the big ball, Until we got tired, We played with the toy light-sabers, And ready, aim, fired! We had ice cream with lunch, And then we played some more, We had so much fun, ‘Til someone knocked on the door. “DARN IT!” I yelled. I knew it was my mother. Though we’ll have some other play-date, On a day that’s another. Isabella S Play Date I was so excited, To be going to Frederick’s house For the first time. I raced to the door, And greeted Frederick. I told him We should Play videogames. We started playing, And we had lots of fun. After the play date, I knew I should come again. Carson S 21
Who will I be?Who will I be? Who will I be?Will I be a clown with a big nose?Or a fire man with a big hose?Who will I be? Who will I be? Will I be a pirate who steals gold?Or a doctor who heals a cold? Who will I be?Who will I be?Will I be a wizard with a big black wand?Or a lady who lives near a pond?Who will I be?By Jessica S Silence… close enough to touch, Silence surrounds you, pressing towards you, Silence…the word you never hear, Silence… It’s here. ~ Belle M The Smaller Cup “The smaller cup,” Dad says As I wait in anticipation for the metal Wild Bill’s Old Fashioned Soda Pop Cup. Finally, the man hands it to us, and I run over to the huge wall of root beer. “Wait!” dad calls. So I tromp back to see what he wants. “Get your hand stamped”, he said. So I did and together we walked over to the great wall of root beer. Dad said that we can get any flavor we want and we can came back as often as we’d like So I stepped forward and got grape. If this is how big the cup is I’ll only drink one serving. But an hour later I was sick on root beer! Mia B Thinking of Nothing Thinking of Nothing As I think of nothing Is that really thinking of nothing? If your thinking of nothing you’re thinking of something So is that really thinking of nothing? Devon W 22
The Sky The sky is beautiful and blue and white with its beautiful clouds There is nothing better to do Than spend each day just sitting here Staring at that remarkable sky. By: Brooke A My Bio Poem Steven Athletic, fast, quiet, kind Sibling of Tara, Shannon, Mackenzie, and Erin Lover of sports Who fears getting hit in the face with a soccer ball Who needs a guitar Who gives happiness Who would like to see David Beckam, and a Brazilian soccer game Resident of Warrington H Heaven in a Dog He is soft. He is like a pillow. He is like heaven. Heaven in a dog. He is Garth. My dog. Forever. JuliannaC The Creature By Cole S There is a creature in my yard And it has lots of spikes I’m not going to go out there Any time soon. Hot dogs By Philip B I got a hot dog once it was so good It was as juicy like water The bun was as warm as a hot sunny day Topped with ketchup and mustard. WOW THAT SOUNDS GOOD 23
Tree By Logan C Climbing on a tree that reaches up to the sky Sticking its branches into the clouds Climbing up a tree Playing on a tree, moving from branch to branch Getting poked by little branches that are like spears Playing on a tree Climbing on a tree Climbing on a tree Flowers Flowers’ scent so sweet, Different colors and names, Making me happy. Mikayla S My Two Dogs--Cody and D. O. G. By Chris B My dog Cody is small My dog, D. O. G., is big But the big dog is afraid of the little one If only Cody knew his size If only D. O. G. knew his size My two dogs, Cody and D. O. G. 24