The WORLD Aboveby Sharanya, 10 An April 2024 Monthly Story Challenge Winner  Click the "Clap" button if you liked this story! Imagine you’re in a world so high,High above the blue, blue sky.With Martians goin’ round on MarsSmiling happy in their cars.Merpeople plunging in an ...

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The WORLD Above

Circle of Friends by Max Chen An April 2024 Monthly Story Challenge Winner  Click the "Clap" button if you liked this poem! When you meet someone be friendly and say hi, Play with them, have fun and say bye.You just made yourself a friend. Do it again ...

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Circle of Friends

We invited our former homeschooling student, Micah Ackerman Hirsch to share his wonderful techniques and poetry tips for our young poets and writers. Micah is a graduate of University of Puget Sound, an amazing liberal arts college, and is an accomplished writer with an interest ...

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10 Minutes A Day: 21 Short Poetry Prompts to Start A Poetry Habit

Happy New Year! Here's a beautiful poem to ring in the year by one of our teen writers. May you all have a wonderful, healthy, and prosperous 2023 and beyond.  Thank you Andrei for the poem! White Rose by Andrei Genzel  During the season of ...

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White Rose by Andrei Genzel

The Trek on the Mountain by Tobey Liu Little birds chirping, I see a coho salmon. Bunny runs by me. Rustling leaves shaking, North Wind blowing soft, gently, Small breeze sings to me. I look up and see Gorgeous mountains with white snow, Bald eagles ...

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Poetry: The Trek on the Mountain 
Poetry: Cycles of Water by Autumn Hudgens
Poetry: “Regrounded” by Luna Silvana Abadía
Poetry: “A Broken World” by Candice Leung

After Rainby Sierra Elman (Age 12)sweet earthly scentevokes image of serenity,chirp of chickadee, crow of sleek raven, declares finale ofthe rainstormsky rocks itself to sleep beneath itsvast gray quilt, as afinal trickle of water seeps from a crack in the intricately sewnblanket, dripping downonto the ground, drenchingthe soil, the playful ...

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Poetry: “After Rain” by Sierra Elman

​Oceanby Maya Abouav - Age 12The sand in between my toes,The waves crashing into my ears,A gray cloud around me,The sea foam running near.My friend sits beside me Her thumbs hopping on her screenHer eyes glazed and attentive,Fixed to her own machine.I sit in a pit ...

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Poetry: Ocean – Maya Abouav

Beyond the Dark Woods Green by N​.B. - Age 12 Beyond the dark woods green, A dancing sunbeam can be seen, Carried gently by a breeze, As cornstalks gold its warmth receive. Carried far into the sky,  Back up to its burning eye, Decked in ...

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Poetry: “Beyond the Dark Woods Green” by N.B.

Earthby E.B. (Age 10) Thank you earth,You caused my birth,You’re not insane,You caused my brain,You made my leg,As my body begged,Oh, how sweet,You made my feet,You made two hands and my body stands,Oh, it’s true,And so…THANK YOU! Planet Earth Poetry Contest Youth - Humor Award - ...

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Poetry: “Earth”

Earth and PollutionbyTobey Liu Protect the precious earth,Love our unique world,And don’t forget its great worth.Never litter horrible, destructive trash on the ground,Each snap of dirty garbage might lay unfurled,Till news of a Trash Tsunami would get around.Every day the earth changes,Accepting the water, sand, ...

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Poetry: “Earth and Pollution”

Blueby Ivy Yu Ethan’s favorite sweaterThe chairs in which I sitThe jeans that Joy always wears.Crickets chirpingThe endless questions my mom fires at meThe calming sound of the ocean.Sweet, juicy, ripe blueberries A blue raspberry lollipopBerry yogurt.The cold, refreshing touch of popsicle on tongueThe exciting brush ...

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Poetry: “Blue”

MosquitoesMy spring break trip in Venice  by Ivy YuMidnight, Venice; cool breeze, calm and soothing,Or not. With that buzzing in my ears…So, you’re going to attack me?Qdksjfalwifjawiato!!!!Ugh, now I’m all red…I blame you.Tearing my skin open for blood.Oddly smallEven then, theySting you like no tomorrow.Planet Earth ...

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Poetry: “Mosquitoes”