Student Poem #1

I thought it would be fun to take a break to share some of the poems my students recently wrote. Even though they didn’t look forward to writing their own poems at the end of the poetic unit, I think you will agree that they did an awesome job.

Student Poem

I spend all day

Working in the dust

And in the clay

Knowing I could lose it all

With the wind of one mighty gust

I don’t have time to play

Because there is bills that I can’t pay

There is grease upon my hands

That I use to work the land

When the big wheels roll

With the smoke black as coal

I help to feed

The world that’s my creed

When the sun beats down

And if the rain won’t fall

There’s no one to call

Cause the people need fed

So I grow the grain

With no help from the rain

My boots may be dirty

And my jeans are pretty worn

But I’m not asking for pity

From you in the city

For this is the life for me

Despite the aching back

And the lack of cash

I can’t imagine any other way

To spend my every day

It may lack the charm

But I do love the farm

By Jordan A.

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About jboelhower

I am a husband and a father. I have been in the field of education for over 20 years.
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