Poetry

Kid Poems

HAMMOCK by Ivan

I just like to go
In my hammock
On two trees—
We can use it as a swing,
It’s a hammock
And a swing—
If anyone’s not on it.

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MY GRANDPA by Sundus

He used to make breakfast
every day for me.

Sad, I cry,
Would you make breakfast
and watch TV again?
I wish he didn’t die.

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BLUE by Jacob

Blue is Bonnie the Robot.
Blue is blueberry muffin.
Blue is jeans.
Blue is a bird.
Blue is blueberries.
Blue is dark.
My heart feels like it’s dark.
I wish my heart to be dark.

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MY SPECIAL TREE by Kadus

I pray by it
It’s really special
It’s a safe place
I don’t want to write about it

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MY COUNTRY, ETHIOPIA by Kalkidan

I miss all my friends,
the teachers, too,
I was in school

I know when we go to my grandma’s
my mom and my grandpa were talking,
how we could go to America,
she was crying, I miss her a lot

I will go back
when I grow up
with my sister
and my mom and dad too

when I was three years old
I went every day to the park
and my sister played too
I wish I played there again

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I DREAM by Kalkidan

I be a mermaid

Mermaids swim in the water
I wish I were one

If I were a mermaid
My family would be mermaids
And we could play
In secret places
That anyone cannot
See us

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SUPERHERO by Brandon

I’d like to be a canine officer with a dog.
I like German Shepherds
And Rottweilers, they’re tougher,
More protective, and they sniff good.
I wish I could arrest
People and teach them a lesson.

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I’D LIKE LIVING IN A RESTAURANT by Malcolm

Or a candy shop—
And I can eat all the candy
And other food!

Can I be fat?
I’d sleep in the candy,
Kissing candy!

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MY FUTURE ABOUT MY LIFE by Ivan

I want to be an animator.
I’m going to have a big company.
I’m going to have a dog called Woody,
And I want to help justice
So no one can make racism again,
And I want to give money
To hospitals and churches.
I want to have a shop too
For poor people for food
And money and help others
In need.

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WE’LL LIVE IN NORTH MOUNTAIN by K’lani

Have a husband—Like Michael Jackson
—He’ll sing, he’ll have a dog,
he’ll have a wife—And
it’s going to be me!

And it grows in my heart
And my love.
My name will be Mary.
The dog’s name will be Scarlett.
La La La … (A song follows)

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THE SUPER HERO IS ME by Mekhi

Flying:
So you put your wrists
In the air with confidence
And then you go and fly.

Then you just turn
Your body to go places.
My super job is to rescue people, 120

Rock Man is my enemy
And Luna Girl.
And I have LASER eyes,
And ice powers,
And I can teleportation,
And I have a force field,
And I’m faster than lightning.


Pamela Hobart Carter loves Seattle as much for its water and mountains as for its bustle and creativity. She explores the Emerald City daily while walking her dog. Carter used to be a teacher who wrote on the side. Now she is a writer who teaches on the side.