Category Archive: Poems

Beach Imagery Poem

Beach Imagery Poem

Written by Jennifer Hepp, Age 10, Novi, Michigan
Illustrated by Maya Gouw, Age 11, South Setauket, New York

I hear the buzz of laughter coming from little kids / When they play in the sand building giant sand castles

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/07/beach-imagery-poem/

The Forest

forest

Written and Illustrated by Celine R., Age 9, Novi, Michigan

The early morning dew rests on the leaves and little bits of sunlight peek through the canopy of green magic.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/07/the-forest/

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Written and Illustrated by Samantha Keng, Age 11, Smyrna, Georgia

Thousands of feet up off the ground,
Breathing it in, looking around.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/07/hot-air-balloon/

Water

Water

Written by Robert Goldberg, Age 9, Irvington, New York
Illustrated by Amanda Goldberg, Age 7, Irvington, New York

Jumping in like a dolphin
Dive like a submarine

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/07/water/

A Curled Up Shell

A Curled Up Shell

Written by Rachel Sudyn, Age 8, Lancaster, New York
Illustrated by Kieran Storer, Age 8, Houghton, Michigan

Spiky as a shark’s fin
I saw you once, on the bottom of the deep, deep ocean.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/07/a-curled-up-shell/

The Mermaid

Mermaid

Written and Illustrated by Sandra Carpenter, Age 11, Ridgefield, Connecticut

The water rippled softly around her as she glided through the water brushing against the dancing waves.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/05/the-mermaid/

Blue Ocean

Blue Ocean

Written and Illustrated by Adrianna Rose Minio, Age 6, Massapequa Park, New York

The blue ocean. Dark at night
Someone diving in the middle of the night.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/05/blue-ocean/

Big Blue

Big Blue

Written by Robert Goldberg, Age 9, Irvington, New York
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 7, Martinez, California

Splash dive into a great pool with
A perfect view of the Hudson River.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/05/big-blue/

Coral Reef

Coral Reef

Written and Illustrated by Richard Graham, Age 10, Phoenix, Arizona

The squid shoots out a thick black ink
That covers the coral that is bright pink.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/05/coral-reef/

The Ocean and I

The Ocean and I

Written by Emily Jobson, Age 9 Lincoln, Nebraska
Illustrated by Amanda Goldberg, Age 7, Irvington, New York

I feel, hear, smell, touch,
The morning dew and fog.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/05/the-ocean-and-i/

Loons in Maine

Loons in Maine

Written by Katie Yoder, Age 11, North Collins, New York
Illustrated by Christina Novoselac, Age 11, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Hundreds on the ocean waves
Black, floating loons

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/05/loons-in-maine/

Vini the Wondrous Genie

Vini the Wondrous Genie

Written by Molly Perlman, Age 10, Belgium
Illustrated by Anastasia Hayes, Age 12, Staten Island, New York

He was feared, he was sneered
Because of his ugly beard.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/03/vini-the-wondrous-genie/

At the Magical Fountain

magicalfountain

Written by Tatiana Soto, Age 11, Raleigh, North Carolina
Illustrated by Hannah Schmitt, Age 10, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

I touch it, and the green, mossy, algae makes it feel slimy
And it also makes it feel hard and grimy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/03/at-the-magical-fountain/

Rabbits

Rabbits

Written by Rishikesh Gandhewar, Age 9, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom and Alfred Gower, Age 11, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 7, Martinez, California

Rabbits! Come out today.
We all want to see you play.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/01/rabbits/

The Wolf

wolf

Written and Illustrated by Eilish O’Brien, Age 10, Gore, Southland, New Zealand

Four faded footsteps, in the dark.
Two clouded eyes, a single bark.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/01/the-wolf/

Macaw

Macaw

Written by Jared Gaynes, Age 10, Harrison, New York
Illustrated by Emily Thompson, Age 9, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

I’m a macaw with one sharp jaw.
It can crack a nut with one quick gnaw.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.launchpadmag.com/2008/01/macaw/

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