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I Am From … Fall 2010

on January 8th, 2011 by OCohen

~Precious Morris
I am from shoes from Nike and Jordan
I am from the Keen Fridge, Timid sinks, and fighting showers
I am from the Jasmine, the White petals and handsome small composer
I am from birthdays and humor, from Miguel, Daisy, and Mike
I am from disagreeable mentalities and proper fakeness
From “You look just like your Grandmama!” and “You’re [...]

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Crossword Mission by Miranda Caceres

on January 8th, 2011 by OCohen

Crossword Mission by Miranda Caceres
CROSSWORD MISSION
He’s a New York Times crossword puzzle
Just when you figure out a word going down
It doesn’t match across
As difficult as it is, you can’t stop
You want it to be revealed to you
This intricate web of words
But you have to work for it
Eager to expose something easily overlooked
You’d ask for help [...]

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Sweet Dreams by Miranda Caceres

on January 8th, 2011 by OCohen

SWEET DREAMS
We have an unspoken connection
Seems like just yesterday I felt your soft skin for the first time
I’ve protected you from the world
And been there when it has been unkind
Tears from heartbreak, anger, and sorrow
Have now become a part of me
Giving each other the comfort and strength needed
To endure another day
It is time I am [...]

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No Exaggeration by Miranda Caceres

on January 8th, 2011 by OCohen

NO EXAGGERATION by Miranda Caceres

I am up to my neck in this nonsense called work
Why must all my teachers be such jerks?
They give out millions of quizzes and tests
Even when the whole damn class protests
I’m hating my friends as they go out and play
And hoping my efforts will go a long way
Seems like this day [...]

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Just Because, Fall 2010

on January 7th, 2011 by OCohen

JUST BECAUSE I’M PUERTO RICAN,  Natalie Ruiz
 Just because I’m Puerto Rican
Doesn’t mean I’m loud
 Doesn’t mean I eat rice and beans everyday
 And doesn’t mean I don’t dress according to the weather
 Just because I’m Puerto Rican
 Doesn’t mean I drink Malta
 Doesn’t mean I wear long acrylic fake nails
 Doesn’t mean my whole family lives with me
Just because I’m Puerto [...]

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Trying by Joseph Horrach

on January 7th, 2011 by OCohen

Trying by Joseph Horrach
TRYING
“It’s better to have failed trying then to never have tried at all!”
To me, this is the best quote because people believe in the words, I can’t
I would rather get a 65 knowing that I tried my hardest
Then to get a 55 knowing I did nothing
I would rather ask a girl out [...]

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Angel by Kelvin Castillo

on January 7th, 2011 by OCohen

Angel by Kelvin Castillo
ANGEL
Walking down, seeing car crashes and smoke
Coming home to gunfire and believing there’s hope
Turning on the T.V. wanting to hear good news, but no, none at all
Only deaths, disasters, oil spills, propaganda, and politicians lying
Going to school while hearing sirens flare in my ears
Having flashbacks of my grandmother in tears
Having to deal [...]

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Failing Hundred by Joseph Horrach

on January 7th, 2011 by OCohen

Failing Hundred by Joseph Horrach
A Failing Hundred
Today I have a test
And I didn’t even study
I know what I will do
I will copy off of Drew
Man that kid is Dumb Smart
He’s the type of kid that really works hard
When it comes to taking tests that kid is mad nice
He gets almost all the questions right
So I [...]

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Earth by Steven Ramirez

on January 7th, 2011 by OCohen

Earth by Steven Ramirez
I am your home
Your shelter
How do you repay me?
You go to war
You destroy me
I give you water to drink from
Food to eat
How do you repay me?
You use my streams to dump your waste
You poison my waters
I protect you from the evil that the sun can bring
How do you repay me!?
You tear apart [...]

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Loving Hate by Steven Ramirez

on January 7th, 2011 by OCohen

Loving Hate by Steven Ramirez
Loving Hate
Keep it to yourself
I’ll deny it if you don’t
See I loved you with all my heart
With every muscle, every bone
But I hate you with a passion
And not that ordinary hate
Honestly, I’m kinda lucky that I managed to escape
Yet I hate every passing second that you’ve been gone away
But, I honestly [...]

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