Hillcrest Elementary School

Radio Poets 2015: Samantha Rodriguez

Apr 22, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area


The Moment

Samantha Rodriguez, Hillcrest Elementary


Knowing that we would arrive in the morning.

It was dark

with flashing lights

and the smell of a new car,

a grey new car.

I was against the seat

on my grey koala pillow pet,


asleep, dreaming...

I woke up

one eye then another.

As I woke up

I didn’t know where I was.

It was morning,

it smelled different.

It smelled like palm trees

and the sky was pink, cotton candy pink.

Radio Poets 2015: Ariana Carrillo

Apr 21, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

Bright Star

Ariana Carrillo, Hillcrest Elementary


I am as bright as a star that shines in the sky that explodes on my heart that lives

In my life everywhere I go I follow the star that lives in my heart

I pretend I never see it but I do see it.

I am feeling the fresh breeze of the air but I do not feel it

I feel the hot sun

I am going to melt

My heart beats and beats everywhere I go.

The star I follow everywhere disappears

The hot sun goes away

Radio Poets: Gennesis Galindo

Apr 24, 2014

Gennesis Galindo is a student at San Francisco's Hillcrest Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

“My Origin”


By: Gennesis Galindo

Hillcrest Elementary School


My name comes from

the beginning of the Bible.


My name comes from my Mom who named me

because she loves the way it sounds like an angel’s whisper.


My middle name Natasha comes from my Dad,