Tag Archives: poem

  1. Tennessee Song of Myself

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    April 3, 2014 by astephens2013

    I am the dark blue river the stars in the black night the elephant rider in the night the wind …
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  2. Giraffe

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    April 2, 2014 by WITS Editor

    At the zoo I saw a giraffe. He was as tall as a building. I wanted to slide down his …
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  3. April is National Poetry Month!

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    March 31, 2014 by astephens2013

    Tomorrow is the start of A Poem a Day, a month-long celebration of poetry by Houston children. Each weekday we will send out a poem …
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  4. Beautiful Dress

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    March 4, 2014 by WITS Editor

    I want to wear a beautiful dress oh, so beautiful, a pure, deep purple robe that touches to my feet, …
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  5. Odessa

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    January 14, 2014 by WITS Houston

    You may cruise by on a hot summer day looking through the supermarket window, hearing old country music static slow. …
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  6. Blessings from Me to You

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    December 31, 2013 by WITS Editor

    May your sycamore tree grow hands. May the sun heat your heart. May your legs swing like a carnival. May …
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  7. Going to my Grandparents’ House

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    December 29, 2013 by WITS Houston

    Going into my grandparents’ house, seeing the flower bed worked on and the peach trees watered, the greetings of loved …
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Writers in the Schools (WITS)


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

Supporting WITS will help bring the pleasure and power of reading and writing to more Houston children helping to improve writing skills, build confidence, raise test scores, and enhance creativity.

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