Stories, Poems, and Art by Kids
I didn’t know
That going to my new school
Would mean four long nights
Away from you.
I didn’t know
I would miss your scratchy face
When you kiss me,
At first misty
now coming down hard
like long, thin fingers
reaching down to earth
gray against the green of the pine trees
combining with the...
I saw a hot air balloon this morning
And immediately thought of you
Every time I am on the hill
I yell “Hi Grandma!”
As loud as I can
I look at the ancient...
We walked home together. We talked about schoolwork,
and then you said,
“You are adopted. I’m sorry.”
Sometimes you commented on the dirt on my...
I want to be one with the earth
I want to sink my feet into the soft dirt
and feel no difference between myself and the world
I want to slip...
At 3:30 A.M.
I gradually rise from my ocean of sleep
Away from the trenches of unconsciousness
Where lantern-fish dreams lurk.
Tick, tick, tick
I run my fingers across the shelves
Waiting for one to catch my eye
Row after row my fingers run
Failure takes a step closer
But there in the dusty...
The breeze tastes sweet and warm
of ripe fruit
and of grass
It ruffles my hair and
plasters my sweat-wet shirt on my skin
It blows doors shut
When my dad came home
he was not my father, but a king an emperor
he had not a gun but a scepter in his hand.
It had the power to start or stop
My iguana cage is silent.
Just two weeks ago it was alive with sounds.
I wish we’d just throw it out.
The other night I heard a helicopter fly over my head.
Lost by Liberty
Freedom to Fly
The Boy Fictionalist
The Search for Literature
My Deepest Desires
The Pet War
We Will Not Be Silent
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