Life of a Poor Man

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by Fathima

I sit by the road
But I am always being ignored.
I always ask for something
But I get nothing.

Will this slum never change
Before I die?
Will I get a chance
To see my chidren,
With a better future?

I feel so dull,
I see the birds
Who fly away,
I see small girls
Who go to school.

My home is so smelly
And so unclean
And full of dust,
Everything is rotten and rusty.

I have nothing to eat,
Nothing new to wear,
And nowhere to go.

When will my life change
Into a luxurious life?
But living as a poor man is better,
For if I am rich
I shall be greedy for more and more,
and shall never be satisfied

Every man shall not be satisfied for ever,
For life is not a bed of roses
But of thorns!

Four Legs

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by Amanda Edwards

Four legs but not a hurtful soul
Making their owner happy is their only goal
The do many cute things like roll
Not a type that likes control
They enjoy going out back and digging holes
And come back charcoal
They find tons of enjoyment in a stroll
After a couple weeks they will be attached like a thole
They get distracted by a mole
You can make their hearts whole
Especially… if you fill their bowl

The One

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by Anglica Reyna

Roses are red,
Violets are blue…

Moving On

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by Annabelle

Memories of Barbies are fading,
Old broken dolls at the bottom of my cupboard,
Valuable experiences forgotten,
Imaginary pets lost,
New friends discovered,
Goals met,
Opening doors towards the future,
Numerous opportunities ahead.

Bouncing

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by Stephen Holmes

On a trampoline
I like to bounce
Up high
Down low
Front drops
Full twists
On a trampoline
Is where I love to be

A Dog

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by Rosie

A dog went up to a man
and said to the man
I don’t like you
and the man said to the dog
I don’t like you either
The man went home
and the dog went home too

Heartbroken Child

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by Marissa

I sit by the water
Examining the sea
I dance with the waves
And I think about me
How you tear me apart
And laugh at my burns
I don’t ever want to hear those words
You bruise me and hurt me
My heart is on fire
Manipulating happiness
To hateful desire
I take a deep breath
I go out in the wild
Singing the song
Of a Heartbroken Child

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by Nesha

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The Darkness

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by Lauren C.

The darkness surrounded me,
It captured my every breath,
It decided my every move,
It blocked out the bright moon,
I couldn’t see my own hands in front of my face.
Then I heard the echoing voice singing
” Darkness has fallen
Locks you in the gloom
Don’t get to scared
It will be over soon.”
These words haunted me like ghosts,
Until I woke up…

Life is Sweet and Sour

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by Baraka Adaodat Juliette

Life starts when you are in your mother’s womb,
May you never notice when you disrespect her,
Hurt them, insult them, deny them,
Maybe this is how life is, what you have today is not tomorrow.

When you don’t treasure what you have now
You end up suffering all your lifetime,
They say you don’t know the importance of water until the river dries,
This time you have to prove your haters wrong, and let them know.