Tenderloin Elementary School

Radio Poets: Stella Mae Schmidt

Apr 16, 2014

I used to be . . .

By Stella-Mae Schmidt

Tenderloin Community School


I used to be a piece of dirt, and now I am a flower 

filled with beauty everyday and with love every hour


I used to used to be a stranded branch but now I am a tree 

but instead of looking down I smile with glee


I used to be a basketball but now I am a player

I can do a slam-dunk jumping up in the air


I used to be asleep but now I am wake

And see everything, the real from the fake



Radio Poets: Angelika De Castro

Apr 15, 2014

Angelika De Castro is a student at San Francisco's Tenderloin 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.

"The Elements"
By Angelika De Castro

--Dedicated to the Philippines--


Red, orange, yellow the color of the flame.
Red, orange, yellow easy to blame.
Hot not cold, smoky and bold
Fire is hot, it can burn gold