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NaPoWriMo Poem by You #28: Just Kidding by Abadullah Sheikh

Sarah and Jeff Boyle

"Aisle" by Alan Smythee. Via  Flickr  and courtesy a  Creative Commons  license.

"Aisle" by Alan Smythee. Via Flickr and courtesy a Creative Commons license.

Just Kidding

They'll never think about what they say
they will tell me to blow something up,
then say that they were
just kidding
especially,
a kid on my bus
he never thinks about what he says
he always says that he is just kidding
but not to me
it’s not a joke
he always takes my bookbag
and checks it for bombs
he makes fun of my religion
it does not affect me
I'm proud of who I am

I got used to it by now
there was almost always one kid who stood up for me.
one kid who stood up
almost always the same person

It gets dialed down then it gets built back up
it happens sometimes
then they hit me with the just kidding
I am not sure they are
kidding
I think they are serious
they even seem serious

I am proud of who I am
they do not affect me
anyways,
they were just kidding

by Abadullah Sheikh, grade 7, Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

NaPoWriMo Poem by You #27: My Old Apartment by Stella Anderson

Sarah and Jeff Boyle

"Sprinkler" by Tavos Mata Machado. Via  Flickr  and courtesy a  Creative Commons  license. 

"Sprinkler" by Tavos Mata Machado. Via Flickr and courtesy a Creative Commons license. 

My Old Apartment

The place that my parents
brought my sister and me home
when we were born.

The sound of my neighbors skateboarding outside,
an invitation
to come and play.
Running in the sprinklers
in my backyard.
My tree the height of my six-year-old self.
My sister and me cuddling in the same small room
the size of my closet now.

It is foreign to me now.
A new tree.
A new patio.
Everything is different.
The raspberry patch is gone.
The strawberries are gone.
My tiny tree is gone.
I don’t know what is gone on the inside
but I know I’m gone.

by Stella Anderson, grade 7, Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

NaPoWriMo Poem by You #26: April Showers by Kay Mendoza

Sarah and Jeff Boyle

"Moody Raindrops in Dark Blue Puddle" by Pink Sherbet Photography. Via  Flickr  and courtesy a  Creative Commons  license.

"Moody Raindrops in Dark Blue Puddle" by Pink Sherbet Photography. Via Flickr and courtesy a Creative Commons license.

April Showers

Heavy
dark grey-black skies
slouchy trees
dripping
from being soaked.

People
scrambling to get home
fast
and dry.

As I try to sleep
Thunder
that would keep me up.
Big strikes of lightning,
I can see out my bedroom window.