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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.

NaPoWriMo Poem by You #25: Leaf by Alana Berry

Sarah and Jeff Boyle

Photograph by Devin Young. Via  Flickr  and courtesy a  Creative Commons  license.

Photograph by Devin Young. Via Flickr and courtesy a Creative Commons license.

Leaf

Dead.
Curled up and crinkled.
Never to live again.
It only took a gentle push of the wind
To send it floating down
Gently
To the ground

Where it is stepped on
Stomped on
And crushed
To be raked into a pile
And jumped on.

Dead.

by Alana Berry, grade 7, Hawthorne Scholastic Academy