Spoken Word Pt. 2

Kozminski’s 4th and 5th graders continued writing and practicing poems to prepare for their Mahogany Club performances. We focused on the physical elements of performing, thinking ways to emphasize our words when reciting a poem. Students looked for action language in their own poems, then brainstormed engaging ways to read their words. Check out some more of their poems below:

4th Grade


Raheem H.

Red like singing Robins

Little red riding hood skipping

Red roses growing everywhere


Tasty red strawberries on my mind

Fire flames heating up my area

Red is tasty and full of heat


Mickey and Minnie

Christopher L.

  I am Minnie, the heart of the show. 

 I am Mickey, the star of the show.

I care about all  things.

I am the leader of the team.

The best duo of cartoon history.


5th Grade


Daylon K.

When I find a stranger in the dark, I run away.

 When I hear sounds in the dark, I sit down, criss cross applesauce and breathe

When I see lightning Flash, I hug my sisters.

When when the power goes out in the house, I call my mom

When I hear a balloon pop, I feel my heart beat

Fear feels like getting hit, But I more and more remember how to conquer it.

I believe I can conquer my fears one step at a time



Chloe R.

Pretty trees with

Air surrounding them

Cool shaped rocks laying in the grass

Pretty designs on the wall also

Seeing bugs crawl


Sunny sun making us hot and cry 

Gorgeous buildings all around

Red ants crawling on the ground

The wind flowing around

The  sound of nature


The fresh breeze of trees 

The beautiful butterflies all above

The sunshine blowing in our faces 

And finally the cool air flowing towards me 





“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.