Category Archive: Poems

Biking Really Fast

Written by Reed Moffitt, Age 7, Concord, Massachusetts
Illustrated by Maks Kuskovski, Age 7, Minneapolis, Minnesota

I’m biking really fast. Faster than my brother.
I’m biking really fast. Faster than my brother.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2014/03/biking-really-fast/

The Rubbish That People Throw Away

By Nigel Menezes, Age 9, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Illustrated by Lars Odegard, Age 9, Houghton, Michigan

A broken game, an old bed frame,
A cardboard box, an old dead fox

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2013/10/the-rubbish-that-people-throw-away/

A Yummy Heritage

Written by Krista McAllister, Age 12, Greeley, Colorado
Illustrated by Kai Fellner, Age 10, Winter Haven, Florida

This famous snack
Is known worldwide.
Dipped in oil, Salted, fried.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2013/07/a-yummy-heritage/

Blood Orange or Kumquat

Written and Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 12, Martinez, California

Blood orange or kumquat,
Which will it be?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2012/08/blood-orange-or-kumquat/

Umbrella Memories

Written by Sasha Zeidenberg, Age 12, Amherst, Massachusetts
Illustrated by Emma C., Age 9, Manhattan Beach, California

We would leap off the earthen shelf,
Frantically trying to open the parachute

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2012/08/umbrella-memories/

Pencils

Written by Andrew Grier, Age 10, Mission Viejo, California
Illustrated by Taylor Rooke, Age 10, Redditch, Worcestershire, UK

Pencils are the gates to the soul,
Hopes and dreams thrive in this creation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2012/06/pencils/

Calypso

Written by Jamie Uy, Age 12, Bangkok, Thailand
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 12, Martinez, California

she’s nocturnal
like an angry owl
busy counting its wrongdoings.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2012/04/calypso/

A Single Drop of Moonlight

Written by Jada Green, Age 11, Naperville, Illinois
Illustrated by Zoe Storer, Age 10, Houghton, Michigan

A single drop of moonlight drifted
over the snow covered hill,
And landed with sheer silence on top of my windowsill.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2012/03/a-single-drop-of-moonlight/

Old Leaf

Written by Courtney Licata, Age 10, St. Louis, Missouri
Illustrated by Caroline Walters, Age 12, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Walking. Running. Jogging./ But sitting is when I see it.
Most people look past it./ But not me.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2012/01/old-leaf/

Colors

Written by Pasha McGuigan, Age 11, Falls Church, Virginia
Illustrated by Catie Tomasello, Age 8, Land o’ Lakes, Florida

Indigo sounds like a thousand porcelain elephants

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2011/11/colors/

The Unforgiving Sea

Written by Sarah Nickolas, Age 10, South Windsor, Connecticut
Illustrated by Maria Hansen, Age 12, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Dark green and blue waves hitting against each other as a storm brews and darkness replaces
Light

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2010/08/the-unforgiving-sea/

It’s Peaceful in Winter

Written by Brianna Pavesi, Age 10, Harrison, New York
Illustrated by Cori Pitiger, Age 11, Purchase, New York

It’s peaceful in Winter, Down by the fire,
Drinking hot chocolate, Until I get tired.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/11/its-peaceful-in-winter-2/

No One Special

Written by Alissa Gomez, Age 12, Benton, Kansas
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 8, Martinez, California

She is no one important/ No one special at all
Just a small little hero/ Who’s only twelve inches tall.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/11/no-one-special/

Kansas Sports

Written by Brian Wenger, Age 9, Topeka, Kansas
Illustrated by Xander Kraft, Age 9, Bridger, Montana

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Every season has a sport
And in my state of Kansas, We love to play ball.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/11/kansas-sports/

Mystery

Written by Samantha Keng, Age 11, Smyrna, Georgia
Illustrated by Emma B., Minneapolis, Minnesota

A whistle, A stranger,
A voice in the dark

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/09/mystery/

Flashlight Eyes

Written by Elizabeth Weal, Age 12, Atlanta, Georgia
Illustrated by Mallory Dixon, Age 10, Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

I noticed a pair of flashlight eyes free to run away and roam.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/09/flashlight-eyes/

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