On our final day of the spoken word series, students made their premiere at the Mahogany Club. The club is an open mic venue in the classroom curated by Ms. Manning herself. One by one, students signed up to perform and swayed to the rhythm of the class DJ’s house tunes. As students took the stage, their peers snapped, cheered, and gave verbal affirmations on their poems. Students have grown so much in their performances and it was an honor to serve as their guest MC. Check out a few of the poems below:
I wonder why people bully
I wonder why people are rude
I wonder why people hate others
I wonder why people are hateful
The sour cream
tasted like clouds
in my mouth
The tomatoes taste
like red candy
Feeling the taco feels
like a pillow
The meat is
The moon coming
into my mouth
Wishing With The Stars
I wish for a dog
I wish to live in the suburbs in California
I wish to get good grades
I wish to stop violence in the world
I wish to win the lottery
I wish to have a little sister
Baby blue stares at the sky.
Baby blue learned how to swim.
Baby blue saw a peacock at the zoo.
Baby blue uses headphones in the class.
Baby blue is scared of the waves in the ocean.
Baby blue cousin introduced blue Takis.
Baby blue eats chews candy the most.
Baby blue thinks blue kool aid stain hands.
Baby blue has many blue purses.
Baby blue uses tide washing detergent.