KIDS POEMS

written by Arena Elementary, Horicon School, & Pacific Coast Charter School students

 

PEACE

TO THE GRANDFATHER OF PINE NEEDLES, LEAVES, AND AIR

PEACE IS

PINAPPLE-ATION

A IS FOR THIS ALPHABET POEM

MOTHER EARTH

KINDERGARTEN FRIENDSHIP

WE ARE THE ALPHABET

COLOR, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

OUR PINEAPPLE IMAGINATION

THE EARTH MOTHER

THE BEST FRIENDSHIP POEM

A GREEN POEM

PINEAPPLE SEAS

THE BEAUTIFUL EARTH MOTHER

WE ARE THE ABC’s

YOU ARE THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER OF US

THE 19 BEST THINGS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

ALL ABOUT RED

A SWEET AND SOUR POEM

THE COLOR OF SADNESS

PINEAPPLE IMAGINATION

YOU ARE THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER

SADNESS IS BLUE

RED IS MAD

PINK

THINKING BLUE

RED HAPPENS

THIS NECKLACE REMEMBERS

THE FEATHER

EYE BALL

LESLIE

JESSE

THE KILLER WHALE

THE BUTTERFLY

THE DOG

THE BULL IN ME

THE BULL

MY CRYSTAL

MY BELL

MY MAGIC OBJECT

KATHERINE

JESSIAH

RED

MY GARDEN

AMANDA

TIRED BLACK

R IS FOR RITA

RICHIE

REBECCA

THE CHEETAH INSIDE ME

THE OWL INSIDE ME

THE LEOPARD

THE ANIMALS IN ME

SKIES OF HAPPINESS

RED AND HAPPY

 

PEACE

Peace feels like

Being calm and ready for sleep

Standing in an empty mall or a forest

It feels like sitting by the ocean

Or being in your bedroom.

Peace sounds like

Birds singing

Being alone in the dark

It sounds like the whispering wind

Without car horns, alarms, sirens.

Peace looks like

Birds and butterflies flying

near the flowers in a field

looks like grandma’s face

the peace sign

a happy smile.

Peace tastes like

Chicken nuggets

Gooey devil’s food cake

Vanilla "gogurt"

It tastes a lot like an egg sandwich.

Peace wears a bullet proof vest

Its baseball cap backwards

Walks all the way to Florida in cowboy books

Or to Montana in sensible shoes

Peace is a rainbow of color and lots of air

Peace is a tree house

Square and small

Built into an apple or a redwood tree.

Peace is Hawaii in spring

Blooming flowers

And three or 1600 coconuts.

Rocks are peace

So is surfing and waterskiing

Snowboarding in Canada

Or visiting Mt. Shasta with family.

Peace is a one room school house

With five or two kids

It is Horricon school

Nice students and teachers

Lots of good food in the cafeteria

Like pizza, salad bar and ice cream.

Peace is heart shaped, like Valentine’s Day

It is 58 degrees Fahrenheit

But some think 60 or 100 is peace.

Peace is all the best friends

The open sky, springtime

A log cabin alone in the woods

Peace is heaven.

¾ Ms. Carpenters 1/2 grade Class, 2001Horicon School

 

TO THE GRANDFATHER OF PINE NEEDLES, LEAVES, AND AIR

Wise and old Grandfather Tree

You give air like lungs

Pumping heart sap

You give birds food

Dropping apples, pears, acorns

Your nourishment is like donuts for squirrels

You give excellent ice cream sundaes

With double Hershey's chocolate bark and pine needles

You give nice homes

To your creatures

Like the squirrels, birds, raccoons, ants and chickens

(all the creatures of the forest)

Thank you for keeping us from the rain

Wise, old Grandfather Tree.

----Ms. Carpenters 1/2 grade Class, Horicon 2001

 

 

 

PEACE IS

Peace is being quiet, lazy, calm

Its different from being mean, grouchy

Peace feels soft like a kitten

A fuzzy cow jacket

A basket of rose petals

Peace sounds like being in a park all alone

walking at school

when there's no students, teachers or parents

It sounds like a blue bird on your head

Or in a tree chirping at the yard

Peace looks like holding a red bird in your hand

Or watching eat seed from a bird feeder

It looks like hands praying and children sleeping

It is A butterfly kissing your nose

Peace tastes like peanut butter & jelly sandwiches

With Doritos chips and mint candies

It tastes like chocolate ice cream on a hot summer day

Like maple pancakes with syrup

Peace is shaped like the wind

blowing clouds and rain away

like a peace sign

a hug

Peace is all the colors of the rainbow

And thoughtful friends

You can find it at a cemetery

In churches, on swing sets

Cozy in bed or on an overnight sleepover in a tent

Peace is the redwoods, slide, lunchtime at Horricon

It is a starry sky

---Ms. Simmonds Kindergarten Class, Horicon 2001

 

 

PINAPPLE-ATION

This pineapple looks like a robot

It looks like a dolphin

swimming in a pool

It is a teddy bear

a balloon

a cat pineapple

a pineapple sun

riding a sky horse

This pineapple feels like a wiggly snake

twisting around a giant palm tree

a yellow whale

a submarine

It is a pineapple tree

floating in the clouds

a tasty rocket ship

on the beach in Hawaii

---Ms. Wauson’s Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary

 

 

A IS FOR THIS ALPHABET POEM

C is for Cole crunching canned tuna

D is for Daria, drawing dinasaurs and Dad

G is for Giovanni, gobbling goldfish

A is for Alex, alive with apple power

A is also for Anturo, activating his artist

K is for Kourtnie, krazy for kittens

M is for Michelle, making her mouse

and M is for Michael, moving mountains

D is for Daysa, delighting in donuts

J is for Joey, jiggling the jello

R is for Ricky, roaring to read

M is for Maxx, making mini maps

C is for Cristian, cuddling a cat

and C is for Cinthia creating her cat

J is for Jake, jumping into jelly

and J is also for Jake, jumping with jack-in-the-boxes

D is for Dylan, delighting in yellow ducks

O is for Olivia, observing octopuses

B is for Brooke, braving brown bears

S is for Sandra, swimming in the sun

---Ms. Wauson’s Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary

 

 

MOTHER EARTH

You are the stars in the sky

kittens all furry, soft and itchy

fishing off the pier and on the beach

the yellow flowers in the yard

swimming with God

angels with wings in heaven

hiking in the woods with rainbows all around

trees growing from the ground

puppies, so furry, cut and noisy

caring after people

green grass growing in summer

flying airplanes to San Francisco

rainbows sparkling red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple

you are the colors in the rainbow.

---Ms. Wauson, Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary

 

 

KINDERGARTEN FRIENDSHIP

Friends let us sleep over at their houses

Sometimes we feel good together

Sometimes we pick our noses and make funny faces

We buy them birthday presents

and fight in the night

because we want the same toys

but we still share bunks

because we are friends

We say magic words to be nice

and smile happy faces with our teeth

so we can put people on the happy list and the star list

We go sailing across the sea to China

in a boat shaped like the moon

or a raft made of plastic, wood and metal

We help our friends get better

when they get hurt

We like to play in the ocean and on the moon

We are friends.

---Ms. Wauson, Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary School

 

 

WE ARE THE ALPHABET

L is for Lonnie, lion of lapis

M is for Mickey Mouse Miguel

D is for Deanna, a deanna-dinasauras

R is for Rita, rainbows, rabbits and roses

and R is for Richie and rocks

S is for Spencer, storms we can sleep through

F is for Faviola, F is for flower

A is for Arely, who loves to eat apples

O is for Octavio wrapped in orange octopuses

B is for Ben, Ben is for bunny

N is for Nick, N is for nest

K is for Kevin, kites knocking like kangaroos

J is for Josh, J is for jelly fish, jeeps and Jellepuff

and J is for Jason, jack-hammering jack-o-lanterns

with Jason, James, and Josh

---Ms Sperry’s 1-2, class poem, Arena Elementary School

 

 

COLOR, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

Love is pink, gold and red

it smells like chocolate chip roses

it looks like a triangle, a star and an easter egg

it sounds like my mom and birds kissing and hugging

it tastes like candy canes, mints, apple pie, strawberries

and the whole bakery

it feels like snowmen and a bunny with a full tummy

---Ms Wauson, Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary School

 

 

OUR PINEAPPLE IMAGINATION

The pineapple looks like a jet flying to Hawaii

or a jet flying to Ukiah

like a baby flying a kite

a fireball

an airplane going to Mexico or the sun

it looks like a rocket in the sky

a shooting star rocket

the pineapple looks like a rainbow

or a missile going under the sea

---Ms Sperry’s 1-2, class poem, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE EARTH MOTHER

You are the beautiful mother earth

sweeping love in houses

sweeping arms of snow angels in the sky

sweeping the Earth’s crust like god

you sweep as fast as lightning

You are the beautiful mother with flower clouds in the sky

with butterflies flying around the world

You are the beautiful mother in my heart

and all around the world and around the oceans

and the fish and all of the planets

You are the beautiful mother playing with the pets in summer

with the sun shinning fireflies everywhere

singing flutes of sun from the sky

You are the beautiful mother in my life

I like you because you give me food from the Earth

You are the very best of them all

making the earth better for the universe

---Ms Sperry’s 1-2, class poem, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE BEST FRIENDSHIP POEM

Friends are happy

because they play like good friends

best friends, brother and sister friends

finding friends is easy

they are big and everywhere

I can find my sister with one look

in hide and seek

friends rollerblade

play jumprope, baseball, soccer

they play basketball and football too

Sometimes we get scratched

when we play together with puppies

friends catch frogs from the swamps

and flying fireflies from the sky

we catch cows, skunks

red and orange butterflies

with catippilar nets

(when we are really silly

we use toilet paper nets)

Friends are to the end.

---Ms Sperry’s 1-2, class poem, Arena Elementry School

 

 

A GREEN POEM

Sadness is green

it sounds like wind in a flat forest

it smells like sour green apples

it tastes like sour grass, granny smiths and green plants

it looks like trees, eyes, crocodiles and green eggs and ham

it feels like water dripping off the leaves

---Ms Sperry’s 1-2, class poem, Arena Elementary School

 

 

PINEAPPLE SEAS

The pineapple looks like a head

because you can see its hair and face

cut up into scars

it’s got whiskers

it feels like 1,000 one-eyed porcupines

and looks like billions and billions of glass diamonds

it wants us to make it fly through space

become a rocket blasting off and touching the sun

making the sounds of thunder and lightning in our belly at lunch time

it feels like pine needles sticking your hand

like a thousand trees

like that beetle on the window sill

the pineapple dreams about us eating it

but It wants us to be its friend so we don’t eat it

the pineapple wants to go back to his family

because he misses his mom and dad

maybe he’ll take us along

---Ms Eggers, 2-3, class poem, Arena Elementary School

 

 

THE BEAUTIFUL EARTH MOTHER

You are the Beautiful Mother of birds

hugging cats and dogs

of snowflakes on craggy peaks

You are the Beautiful mother

saying thank you for cats and dogs

You are the beautiful mother

making pizza for our bellies

giving us lives to live

giving us places to live

You are the beautiful mother sharing the sky

with your star family

You are the beautiful mother

when the flowers bloom and smell good

You are the beautiful mother of all

cats, dogs, trees, houses and sun

You are the beautiful mother of my life

the night of the moon

you are the sun of my rainbow

the rainbow of flowers

You are the beautiful mother making new trees every day

keeping the birds safe

You are the beautiful mother skipping through flowers

playing in meadows with the birds

You are the beautiful mother making us happy

---Ms Egger, 2/3, class poem, Arena Elementary School

 

 

WE ARE THE ABC’s

A.J.’s angry alligator ate apples

Alison ate apricots in the Amazon

Brain the bee buzzes around the bear

Cory is crazy over cougars cuz they’re cute

David drew dinosaurs dancing downstairs

Eddie the egg got eaten by Emily the eagle

Emily the eagle eats lots of eggs

Evette rode an emerald elephant to England

Eric’s electric eagle had an egg and got electrocuted

Gabriel gives gold to greedy goblins

Harlan’s happy heart went to a hockey game

Jessica’s jackrabbit jumped in a jack-o-lantern

Joshua jogs with a jaguar in June and July

Martin meets monsters and gives them money on Mondays

Molly made a monkey mask for her mom on Monday

Nicole noticed nine nests

Robert raced the rabbit to the river

Will wove a web around a white whale

---Ms Stornetta, Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary School

 

 

YOU ARE THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER OF US

You are the beautiful mother

whose eyes shine like the sun

the beautiful mother of gold

dancing with the sun and the flowers

feeding the dolphins fish

making the birds fly

coloring the rainbow

smelling flowers

giving the world nature

and the body goodness

leading the birds in song

nurturing our gardens

loving unicorns and garter snakes

you are kittens, all soft and furry

the rainbow after a rain

you are quietness and brain power

the animals and butterflies that color the earth

you are nature with dogs

You are the poetry

---Ms Stornetta, Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary School

 

 

THE 19 BEST THINGS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

I like my friends and you

because they’re nice

they’re fun

they smell like popcorn popping at their house

sneaky popcorn

because they eat it without us

friends also smell like chocolate chip cookies

hot chocolate, Oreos and cake

I like my friends

because I can spend the night

at their house

stay up and watch movies

until we are really tired

sometimes till midnight

sometimes till morning or afternoon

Friends are shaped like peace

circles of puppy and kitten pizza

with baby antlers made of sauerkraut, chili and hot sausage

we are a great big pizza world of friendship

Friends visit lovely chocolate restaurants

sit on chocolate chairs

order from chocolate waiters

restaurants for kid friends only

cause grownups don’t like chocolate as much as kids

they are never closed

We laugh when friends pretend they are babies

make funny faces or jinx somebody

There are more than 19 things we love about friendship.

---Ms Stornetta, Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary

 

 

ALL ABOUT RED

Happiness is red

it smells like cherries, rasberries, strawberries and rope licorice

it sounds like Santa Claus singing jingle bells

it looks like lips, a big chocolate red heart with candy inside and friendship

it tastes like a cake with red frosting

and a banana split with a cherry on top

it feels like red paper, a big kiss, a hug

happiness

---Ms Stornetta, Kindergarten class, Arena Elementary

 

 

A SWEET AND SOUR POEM

Pineapples are fun to eat

they drink water and make pineapple juice

they look like many different things

like stars shooting through the atmosphere

like whales swimming in the ocean

like boys with green hair

I wonder if they have feet?

They sound crunchy and soft

they remember being cut in half

and dream about protecting themselves from being cut up

they have nightmares about being eaten

because they taste so juicy

(even gross to some people!)

They are the earth smelling earthy

remembering their life on a tree

sticky like pine trees

Pineapples remind of volcanoes erupting

on islands that stink like fish guts

when they are rotten

pineapples are sweet and sour

like a tropical island.

---Ms Hoffman, 2-3, class poem, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE COLOR OF SADNESS

Sadness is emerald

it smells like old dirty socks and dried grass

it tastes like salty tears and old moldy toothpicks

it sounds like thunder and a whiny dog

it looks like gray clouds and rain falling from the sky

it feels like a cold pond on a winter day

---Ms Hoffman, 2-3, class poem, Arena Elementary

 

 

PINEAPPLE IMAGINATION

This pineapple smells like Hawaii in Spring

it looks like a jellyfish stinging

it sounds like a little bush

moving in the deep woods

when its crushed it tastes like pineapple juice.

This pineapple dreams about the treetops of spring

as it worries about being eaten by us

it remembers its parents and brothers and sisters

playing at the beach on very hot days

it wishes it were a raptor’s tooth or a T-Rex smile

it wants to fly into space like a football rocket

it remembers being in Alaska

dripping with icicles

---Ledbetter/Schmidt, 2-3, class poem, Arena Elementary

 

 

YOU ARE THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER

You are the beautiful mother of pizza

baking in our oven

and boxing in my stomach

the mother of hotdogs on a barbecue

the beautiful mother of cooking

of god and my parents helping me

I love the mother of birds singing in the morning

and animals playing, jumping in the forest

of healthy roses growing red and pink and white

in the light and the dark

you are the beautiful mother of gameboy and donuts

the mother of the sun shining while animals play together

the beautiful earth mother making the trees and ocean sparkle

---Ledbetter/Schmidt, 2-3, class poem, Arena Elementary

 

 

SADNESS IS BLUE

Sadness is blue

it sounds like crying and a little scream

it smells like tears of salt water

it looks like little blue raindrops

it tastes like tap water

it feels like heavy fog and mousse in your hair

---Ledbetter/Schmidt, 2-3, class poem, Arena Elementary

 

 

RED IS MAD

Madness is red

it sounds like red cheeks

it smells like a burning campfire

it tastes bad

it looks bad

it feels terrible

---Alex, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

PINK

Happiness is pink

it sounds like bubble gum popping

it smells like fresh strawberries

it tastes like cotton candy

it looks like lips

it feels like pretty pink roses

---Daycia, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

THINKING BLUE

Smart is blue

it sounds like an airplane flying

it smells like blueberry pie in the oven

it tastes like the sky

it looks like a smart blueberry

it feels a blue bubble

---Francesca, Ledbetter/Schmidt

 

 

RED HAPPENS

Happiness is red

it sounds like a monster truck

it smells like good food

it tastes like sugar

it looks like an alien

it feels like a bear

---Justin, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

THIS NECKLACE REMEMBERS

My necklace remembers when I wear it

it remembers when I snuggle with it in bed

and when I play with it

it remembers me holding it in my hand

it doesn’t forget me

and I don’t forget about it

it is like a sister to me

the smell never goes away

I smell it all day

---Daycia, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE FEATHER

It feels like a soft feather pillow

it came from an eagle

eating a salmon in the river

it is white and brown

like cookies and cream.

---Crystal, Ledbetter/Schmidt

 

 

EYE BALL

I see an eyeball

it doesn’t move

it has veins sticking out

there is water in it

it’s the color

of water from the river

I roll it

I shake it.

---Willie, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

LESLIE

Loves her laughing family

Enjoys to play

Sleeps and sings in her dreams

Laughs like a witch

Intelligent, interesting person who

Eats eggs

---Leslie, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

JESSE

Jessie like baseball

Everyday he plays

Serious and fun

Sometimes he doesn’t catch the ball

Excellent at math

---Jesse, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE KILLER WHALE

The killer whale tells me

to be nice to her babies

she says not to throw

garbage in the water

when she stares at me

she talks

---Oscar, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE BUTTERFLY

Inside of me lives a butterfly

it makes me fly

it flies up high

and shows me the sky

maybe it will teach me how to fly

I feel like a butterfly

---Yanntte, Ledbetter/Schmidt, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE DOG

The dog tells me

to hit the ball far

it tells me to catch the ball

at the game

it told me to hit the ball far

the dog runs fast to second base

safe like me

it got out at third base

I did too

---Jesse, Ledbetter/Schmidtz, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE BULL IN ME

There is a bull inside of me

He makes me run fast inside of me

He makes me feel good inside of me

he make me look like I have horns

---DJ, 2nd grade, Ms Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE BULL

There is a bull inside me

it makes me brave

it helps me run fast

it makes me feel like one

it tells me I can run into everything

---Barry, 3rd grade, Ms Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

MY CRYSTAL

My crystal feels

like a smooth rock

it smells like fresh air

from nowhere

it looks like a bullet

it tastes like fresh strawberries

it dreams it is going to be

a poem someday

---Crystal, Ms Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

MY BELL

My bell makes a lot of noise

it looks like a big wave

it sound like the waves crashing

it dreams about being in a church

making all the noise it can

---Barry, Ms. Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

MY MAGIC OBJECT

My magic object is a magic poem

it feels like a soft pillow on a bed

it looks like a shiny heart

red and nice

I like it

It could be magic or anything at all

even three things at one time

maybe five six seven eight nine ten

it may be more.

---Tabitha, Ms. Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

KATHERINE

Katherine is koo koo

she eats lots of chips

to get real koo koo

"hee hee", she laughs

in the chips

Katherine likes reading

lots of books inside

when it rains

but when she runs out of books

she must eat more chips

koo koo

---Katherine, Ms. Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

JESSIAH

Jamin’ joker

Eight

Short tempered show-off

Serious, sensitive

Interchangeable

Amazing athlete

Happy

---Jessiah, Ms. Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

 

RED

Red is the color

it is very happy indeed

it tastes like pizza

smells like a flower

it feels like the best velvet ever

it sounds like hip hop music

it’s as heavy as a feather

it’s as tall as a cat and his hat

standing on a tower

---Jessiah, Ms. Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

MY GARDEN

I would plant seeds of good-byes

make rows of hellos

in the garden of life

I’m making sunflowers

out of roses

---Monica, Ms Egger’s class, Arena Elementary

 

 

AMANDA

Amanda ate apples

Munch munch munch

All around

noisy noise

delicious

apples

---Amanda, Ms. Eggers class, Arena Elementary

 

 

TIRED BLACK

Tired is the color Black

it sounds like snoring

it smells like smoke

it tastes like rocks

black looks like a blob

it feels like goo

---Katie, Ms Egger’s class, Arena Elementary

 

 

R IS FOR RITA

Rita rides her bike

on the road behind the rainbow

Rita reads books

along the railroad in the rain.

--Rita, Ms. Sperry’s class, Arena Elementary

 

 

RICHIE

Richie Runs aRound

Red Round houses

Red Robins Really

like to Run with Ritchie.

---Richie, Ms. Sperry’s class, Arena Elementary

 

 

REBECCA

Rebecca likes red rabbits

when she rides

her red bike

and really races

under the rainbow.

---Rebecca, Ms. Sperry’s class, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE CHEETAH INSIDE ME

The cheetah inside me is really fast

it’s beautiful

it has special powers

to help me when I’m lost in the woods

to protect me from danger

or when I’m hurt and fall to the ground

The cheetah in me

tells me to work harder in school

---Sandra Diaz, Ms Hoffman, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE OWL INSIDE ME

The owl inside me

tells me to be smart

not to give up

it sounds like a waterfall

screeching against the rocks

I feel the owl flapping

its wings inside me

giving me power and wisdom

---Breanna, Ms Hoffman, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE LEOPARD

The leopard is inside me

it is really fast

it gives me special powers

like spotted fur

to stay warm at night

the leopard in me is nice to me

it gives me strength to climb trees

the leopard gives me a family

---Sara, Ms Hoffman, Arena Elementary

 

 

THE ANIMALS IN ME

I have an Eagle

she looks out for me

when I’m in trouble

There’s a seal in me

she is white like snow

and never afraid

she has a big brain

and eyes to see

in the water

I have a monkey

she lets me climb

in every tree

---Mia, Ms. Hoffman, Arena Elementary

 

 

SKIES OF HAPPINESS

Happiness is sky blue

it sounds like kids having fun

and playing around

it smells like apple pie

tastes like popcorn

looks like school

it feels like a fluffy cat

---Sandra, Ms Hoffman, Arena Elementary

 

 

RED AND HAPPY

Happiness is bright red

it sounds like the running of God

it smells like a lollipop

it tastes like a cherry shape up

it looks like a fish in the sea

it feels like the river flowing

---Zean, Ms Hoffman, Arena Elementary


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