This is a small sample of some of the poems written during our workshops. If you’d like to book a poet for your school, please go here.
The Morning by Carielle G.
North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School
Teacher: Paul Visser
I wake up to my mother yelling my name
to get up. I brush my teeth and the minty smell burns
I go wake up my little brother
shaking him five times
and he starts to whine.
I walk downstairs and stub my toe,
Ow! The burning never stops.
I grab our clothes and go upstairs.
We finally put on our clothes.
I put on my favorite hoodie
it is so warm, I grab my Chromebook
but hesitate and I shove it in my bookbag.
We go downstairs, I grab
a cold drink.
It’s colder than our freezer
and then we walk
to the bus stop.