Poetry

Breakthrough 8th grader, Kamryn Davis, recently won a poetry contest and her poem, "Don't Give Up" was published in Poetic Power.  Below is another poem written by Kamryn.

"Light in a Dark Place"

-- Kamryn Davis
 
We tend to dim our light to let others shine, 
But when you do that you make the world darker. 
Don't you understand, without your uniqueness in this world, 
We lose the light we as a whole can become. 
Because of your simple touch you bring to this world, 
Everyday we are born again,  
Rejuvenated, alive. 
Take that away, and each day we die slowly without any growth. 
Never believe you are not needed because you can affect tomorrow.
 
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Seventh and eighth grade students at Breakthrough's Germantown Friends site crafted wonderful poetry during the 2014 Summer Academies. Below is a sampling of their work.

                                   

Where the Wild Poems Are 

 -- Sean Hollis

Poems hide in the depths of my head
Sometimes they hide in my bed
They are under the floorboards 
And under the chairs
There are poems out there!
 
In the snow storm
Under my apple tree
Under the trash
Where they don't deserve to be
 
In the sewers or
In a junkyard
Where no one goes
But do make sure to cover your nose
 
On the deserted island
Out there you see
Now will you start to listen to me?
 
   

 

Do You Know Me?

- Shanike Gill

My name is Shanike
Do you know me?
I am a successful student
Do you know me?
You say I am selfish
But can you feel me?
You call me names 
But do you truly know me
I've been hurt by people 
Did you know that?
Rainbows fairies and love
Is that what most kids think about?
No not me
I want to be successful happy and alive
When I grow up
But first things first is my happiness
Because I am the most important person in my world
And no one but me will stop me from
 
ACHIEVING MY DREAMS!!!!
 
   


 

MY CITY

 - Tsarie Young
 
THAT CITY
THIS CITY
THE CITY
IN THE CITY THERE IS VIOLENCE
THERE IS GANGS
 
AND DRUG LORDS
NO CITY COMPARES TO MY CITY
BUT IT'S NOT ALL BAD IN MY CITY
THERE'S SOME PEACE AND SOME LOVE
PHILADELPHIA, THE CITY OF . . .
BROTHERLY LOVE