Spoken Word, Pt. 3

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:

4th Grade

I Wonder

Jamia H.

I wonder why people bully

I wonder why people are rude

I wonder why people hate others

I wonder why people are hateful

I wonder.



Prince P.

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

5th Grade

 Wishing With The Stars

London G.

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 

Kaylie B. 

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.



“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.