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Radio Poets 2015: Marco Chen

Apr 27, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

 

Dreams

Marco Chen, Garfield Elementary

 

It's Blue

Like the starry night, like the 

blue sky

 

It's bright like the glowing moon,

like the very bright sun, it's on fire

 

It's cold, but its romantic

On top of a tall mountain,

the light of the town is as bright

as the Sun

 

It's beautiful,

It looks like there

were ten suns

in the sky,

the best day ever,

I see a werewolf,

it's coming to eat the suns

I'm Awake

 

Radio Poets 2015: Jessica Ojeda Paz

Apr 23, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

 

 

JUPITER! 

Jessica Ojeda, ER Taylor

 

I went to Jupiter as fast as light. 

On my long journey I looked outside, 

it was a beautiful night. 

I saw millions of lights. 

I landed on Jupiter; as I walked around 

I felt different types of air. 

I thought, “what a beautiful place” 

I wish to stay

on this peaceful and clean place. 

I felt a nice warm air blowing at me. 

I wish people can live here

I called my family to come with me. 

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,

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 2015: Frisca Mohammady

Apr 20, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

Red

Frisca Mohammady, Up on Top Program at Tenderloin Community School

Red sounds like fire

It sounds very scary

It tastes like strawberry pudding and strawberry jello

 

Red makes me feel cozy and warm 

It's like I have to sleep

Moves likes the waves of the ocean

Looks like a monster

Feels like love

 

Radio Poets 2015: Juan Ruiz

Apr 15, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

Lima 
I am from Lima
where people have so much rage in their body
Now I'm in S.F.
where people are full of honesty
I am from Lima
where I couldn't stand the heat
Now I'm in S.F.
where I listen to new sick beats
I am from Lima
where I miss being so mean
Now I'm in S.F.
where I wait for August 19 I am from Lima where I eat Caldo De Gallina Now I'm in S.F. where I scare my sister pobrecita
I am from Lima
where it's hot and dry
Now I'm in S.F.

Radio Poets 2015: Kimberly Carballo

Apr 13, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

I Am

Kimberly Carballo, Cleveland Elementary

 

I am proud, happy, brave

I wonder how the world came to be

I see happiness around the world

I want peace in the world

I hear Let’s Go Giants

I am proud, happy, brave

 

I pretend to be a dancer

I feel drops of water on my hair

I touch the stars up above

I worry about my friends and family

I cry when I hear someone dies

I am proud, happy, brave

I understand that there is good and bad stuff

Radio Poets 2015: Ariana Gomez

Apr 9, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

Where I’m From

Ariana Gomez, Leonard Flynn Elementary

 

I am from a music family.

I come from people that are in love with animals.

I am from a family who loves to dance,

And now I'm going to show you a chant

 

America SCORES is so tight, 

Boogie on down, alright alright

Hey!

 

Radio Poets 2015: Leslie Ann Chua

Apr 7, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

The Sky of a Million Colors

Lesley Anne Chua, Lakeshore Elementary

 

My sky, sky of a million colors, with its many

vibrant colors glimmering in the dark sky.

With its red as red as blood-red apples

It’s orange as soft as a lovely sunset

Yellow bright as the blazing sun

Green as grassy field at dawn

Blue as the delightful icy blue sky

With violet as rich as dew covered lavenders on a spring day

And pink as a flower blooming slowly

Sky of a million colors, my sky.

 

Radio Poets 2015: Oscar Martinez

Apr 6, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

 

The Right Words to Say I Love You

Oscar Martinez, ER Taylor

 

Too many words just to say
Three simple words. It takes time
And faith. Mom when I see you
I just can’t wait to say it.
You make me go to heaven,
I dance in the clouds all day long.

You make my day and turn
My frown upside down.
You have showed me everything I know
just Like a teacher.
Every time I see you
Make my heart come out of my chest.
This means that you’re the best.

Radio Poets 2015: Pradipti Lama

Apr 1, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

Pradipti Lama
Redding Elementary School
Down The Road

Poetry is my life
Love Joy and Harmony
Words scatter like the meadows are starting to howl
My fragile brain
steps into the world
and my words
The world swirls down the road
as I walk down the line
Thoughts on my head
copies on the page
like a money machine pinching my cheeks
Dandelions blow off my mind
as I walk down the road to my favorite place
Poems

 

 

 

  

On today's Your Call we’ll honor "Poem in Your Pocket Day" and National Poetry Month by speaking with poets.  How can poetry inspire, motivate, inform, and transform individuals and society?  If you’ve only recently discovered poetry, what opened your eyes to it?  And if you never read poetry, what questions do you have about it?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What poem or poet is your favorite, and why? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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