Successful Student Poems: Kindergarten through Second Grade

Poems featured here also appear in the 2018 volume of Cascadia, OPA’s student poetry journal.

Frankenstein’s Underwear

 

Frankenstein walks into

The haunted, haunted house

And he scares everybody

In his underwear

 

Ryan Bowles

Beverly Cleary School, Portland: Second Grade

Tricia Barry, Teacher

 

The Journey of a Leaf

 

An orange and red autumn leaf

Flutters in the wind and breaks away

Carried by the breeze.

Where will it go?

What will it do?

Will it land?

Or will it fly?

I wonder what will happen

To an orange and red autumn leaf

That is carried by the breeze.

 

Ezraylah Brazill

Bridge Charter Academy, Lowell: Second Grade

Rosie Isenberger, Teacher

 

Morning Sun

 

In the morning

The sun beams down

Onto the storage house

In the park

Like a river of light

 

In the morning

The sunlight crawls

Down the trees

Like a lizard

And hits the field in the park

In the morning

It’s as warm as sand

In the morning

Me and my mom

Get to see this sight

 

Julianna Maxfield

Beverly Cleary School, Portland: Second Grade

Tricia Barry, Teacher

 

My Clock

 

My clock is waiting

For every hour

It laughs out loud

It goes to sleep and sings

A soft sweet song

 

Lila Van Tol

Beverly Cleary School, Portland: Second Grade

Tricia Barry, Teacher

 

Tamales

 

Tamales cook in corn wrap

Like yellow-colored leaves

In boiling, cracking water

So clear and tangerine

 

Charlie West

Beverly Cleary School, Portland: Second Grade

Tricia Barry, Teacher