Here are some poems from Duarte and Monrovia Students who were part of our performance at the Duarte Performing Arts Center. This performance was made possible by the City of Duarte Cal Grip Grant.
The Raggedy Doll
The raggedy doll’s oval black
eyes stare into my skull from afar.
Its little mouth makes an “O” shape.
The hair is pink the outfit blue
The hat is frilly and so is the skirt.
The nose looks misshapen the head too
The arms and legs are barely sewn on
The raggedy doll can’t even stand on its own.
The arms and feet are barely sewn on.
The raggedy doll that usually scares me and my fearless cat too.
On Wednesdays, just at mid-day I am going to fly with some might
right, right by the Statue of Liberty.
I caught sight of her crown
and her flaming torch…..
On Thursday I saw myself
on television, wearing an awesome cape,
zooming right by the Statue of Liberty.
Right, Right by the Statue of Liberty.
On Friday it was reported
the Statue of Liberty was missing.
I flew with all my might searching for her.
I looked high…. I looked low
still couldn’t find her.
On Saturday, it was a bad day,
searching on the computer
for the Statue of Liberty
till my eyes watered.
On Sunday the sun was shining bright with all my might
I flew towards the harbor and there she was
The lady wearing her crown, holding her torch…….
On Saturday I saw Batman
Not on television.
He was flying in the sky
I saw his shadow.
No one would believe me
when I told them Batman was flying in the sky.
I ran to tell my parents
They laughed and told me
to eat my breakfast…..
I put my Batman cape on
picked up my bowl of Sugar Pops
clicked the remote and Batman appeared
not in the sky, but back on channel 7