“Wondering about about about EVeRyThIng”: Poems about wishes, wants…and night

Students doodled, dreamed, and read poems about wishes, things that go bump in the night, and a ‘Quiet Night Thought’ by poet Li Bai before crafting their own wonderful works.

Quiet Night Thought
by Li Bai

At the foot of my bed, moonlight
Yes, I suppose there is frost on the ground.
Lifting my head I gaze at the bright moon
Bowing my head, thinking of home.

Lesson Note: “I believe that the most important single thing beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.”
— Maya Angelou

Ms. Williams, 5th Grade

Things We See
by Nora W.S. and Nevaeh C.

The night sky is a scary place
to be due to all things we
see we wish the night was
over so we could hope to see
another because with the demons
we have to fight before we see
the bright daylight.

What Happiness Means to Me
by Jia B.

The sound on tik toc
playing on my phone. I see my TV playing.
I see my stuffed bunny up along
the window. I feel happy and enthusiastic.
I think about things that are
going to happen and how I have
a good day. I feel happy and enthusiastic.

The Eater Umm
by Jame L.

Thinking about juice.

Easting biscuits

Watching Netflix and eating.

Hoping I don’t see any creepy shapes.

Getting some good shoes.

Not seeing bad bad snakes.

Mr. Peachy, 7th Grade

Loud Silence
by Nyelle D.

loud Silence
Thinking, Wondering
Thinking about now,, later. Here an’ there
Wondering about about about EVeRyThIng
Reflexing AbOUT..not Sure…

by Madison L.

walking fast to the corner store.
Cars passing by
on the day at school
Talking on the TV.
My dog barking.
Walking around the house (family)
Reflecting about how my practice
went. And reflecting about my day.

by Nevaeh F.


the cars pass by beeping and

as I can see the street
lights shining through my window

the window is cracked open so
the wind goes in out in out…

Baby Blue
by Johnnay J.

I’m lying down
at the head of my bed
as I get a good look at
the window as I put
up my phone and quickly
put on my things to go
outside looking
a the moon hit the lake I
notice the pretty shade of
Baby blue I snapped a photo
of the lovely shade before
it came to an end there it was
Bright red.

Ms. Turner, 6th Grade

The night before her birthday
by Kai I.

It is dark sight.

it think about
my birthday that
is tomorrow night.
Hours and hours go
by. I see my phone
light. I thought
of my sister.
But…At last
I got a good night

Combination of Night Thoughts
by Felicia C.

IN a cold room, my cat cuddles by the
fllot of my bed. My eyes lead me to the light.

of other rooms, R & B whispers in my ear
from below the floor. Dishes clink due to
being washed, my head full of embarraing moments
and times I laughed. I think about when I see my
family again.

It dark in here
by Antonio F.

It’s dark in there
so i use the light
of y phone. It don’t
feel right, so I use
more light.

Me and My Baby Cus Before Bed
by Landon W.

before bed me ‘n my cus playing

music and movies on my TV we eat

food my baby cus I get water my cus get

baby milk we go back outside to

play so that she can go to sleep

Ms. Swinehart, 3rd Grade

Tamia Wishes
by Tamia W.

I wish I could have a million dollars
I wish I could have a table
I wish my Mom would get a lot of money
I wish I could have a phone
I wish I could have a PS5

I Wish I Had A Lot of Stuff
by Anthony C.

I wish I could have new shoes
I wish I could have new clothes
I wish I could have a new house
I wish I could have a new hairstyle
I wish I could have a lot of stuff
I wish I could have a new bed

My Wish List
by jazzarri b.

I wish I could have my own hose
I wish I could own my own business
I wish I could have anything I wanted
I wish I could make a big thing of seafood.

Ms. Williams, 5th Grade

by Gregory S.

I look at the stars out my
window gone to sleep thinking about
gone to the NFL hoping the
day will be good.

by Jalean W.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Stars by night
have a good night

Thinking at Night
by Kamanii W.

I look at the stars
with quiet music
hoping i have a good night
sleeping calm
ready for school.

Early Morning Thoughts
by Imani C.

I look at the mirror and
see the pillow on the floor
while I think of what I do
at school in the morning.




“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.