Dreams & Directions showcases poetry by DPS elementary school students

Categories: Literature

Dreams & Directions, the fourth annual anthology of poetry written by Denver Public Schools elementary school students, will be released at a celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Tattered Cover in LoDo. DPS teacher Steve Replogle compiled the work, which DPS superintendent Tom Boasberg calls "an inspiring collection of writing that is warm, smart, funny, and moving."

Here's his sneak peak of some of these remarkable poems:

'I Want A World'
--Hamza Hema, 4th grade, McMeen Elementary School

I want a world
with peace and no war
so no loved ones have to die
I want a world
with fresh breathable air
and no crazy wildfires
I want a world
with no terrorist dictators
making bad choices
I want a world
where everyone
has food, shelter, and clothes
I want a world
where everyone gets a good education
and a great job
I want a world
where everyone's dreams
come true

'Something's Missing'
--Elise Dapper, 4th grade, Park Hill Elementary School

There is something missing in my mouth
What went there got lost in my houth
I sound like a silly gooth
What's missing is my tooth!

'Our Playground'
--Leo Barreras-Garcia, kindergarten, Barrett Elementary School

I like the playground
One yellow slide
Two green swings
Three cool friends

'Mother's Day'
--José Saldivar, 2nd grade, Knapp Elementary School

Mommy, mom!
The planets
will fall from the sky
Pluto fell down
due to its beauty
You make people sneeze
with such soft hair
Your dress is so shiny,
people's eyes pop out!

--Mikaila Gabbett, 2nd grade, Asbury Elementary School

Recycle you must
The world is in your hands
Compost you must
Life is in your hands
Reuse you must
The universe is in your hands
Help the world
You must
Everything is in your hands

'Where I Am From'
--Evelyn Servin, 5th grade, Eagleton Elementary School

I am from a place
where my mom waits for me
with a delicious meal
done by her own hands
with love.
I am from a place
where the blue sky is like me
always feeling free
and smiling with the clouds
like jumping on a trampoline.

'My Trip To The Computer Lab'
--Clifford Archuleta, 1st grade, Colfax Elementary School

I go into a forest of computers.
I sit and face a jungle called The Web.
It is an exploration.
An adventure.

Dreams & Directions will be on sale at all Tattered Cover locations and The Bookies Bookstore.

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Location Info


Tattered Cover LoDo

1628 16th St., Denver, CO

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