Poems

I Am from Two Places

I am from two places.
I wonder if my grandmother is coming.
I hear my grandmother is calling me.
I see that my grandmother is with me in my dreams.
I am from two places.

I pretend that I can fly like an eagle to my grandma
I feel sad that she is not here.
I touch her picture and cry.
I worry about her.
I cry like the sky when it rains.
I am from two places.

I understand that she can’t come.
I say to myself, “Don’t cry.”
I dream that I am with her.
I try to go back but I can’t.
I hope that she is going to come.
I am from two places.

 

Place

A place I remember is country
There is a big mountain and forest
The birds went away during the day
If you look down from the mountain you can see a lot of animals.

There is a big mountain and forest
The place I remember has a lot of trees.
The birds went away during the day.
In that place you can see many interesting things.
The place I remember has a lot of trees.
The forest is so scary because of the animals.
In that place you can see many interesting things.
So many things are there to know.

The forest is so scary because of the animals.
A place I remember is my country
So many things there to know
The birds went away during the day.

 

 

 

I Feel Like I'm Air

I love watching the stars and wonder
If I'll ever be able to touch the sky.
I hear the wind blowing.
And feel like I'm air!
I dream I'm blowing away with the wind
And I hope that I'll find a place where
I feel like I'm home.
I see kids playing with their friends outside and cry
Because I worry if I'll ever see my best friend again.
I want to go back but if I go back
I worry if I'll ever see my friends here again.
I pretend there is a place where all my friends and family live.
But I understand that cannot happen.
I say I try to forget about home
But that still touches my feelings.
I feel like I'm air.

My Wonderful Country

Traveling to my wonderful country
Traveling to a place that you love
Is one of the best things that can happen in my life.
Traveling to Mali makes me happy.

Traveling to a place that you love
Seeing the land, trees, sun and sand of Mali
Traveling to Mali makes me happy.
The sun and sand of this vast and big country makes me exist
I will always enjoy traveling to that great country,

Seeing the land, trees, sun and sand of Mali
And also seeing all the people who will come to welcome you.
The sun and sand of this vast and big country makes me exist.
I will always enjoy traveling to that great country.

Seeing all the people who will come to welcome you
Traveling to my wonderful country
I will always enjoy traveling to that great country.
It is one of the best things that can happen in my life.

 

 

 

I Am as Sad as a Broken Dream
By Mollo Angesom, Piney Branch E.S.

I am as sad as a broken dream
I wonder when I'm going to see my grandfather
I hear my sister is crying
I see my grandfather in my dreams
I want my grandfather to live with me
I am as sad as a broken dream

I pretend that my grandfather is here
I feel as sad as a baby bird
I touch my grandfather's gift
I cry because I love my grandfather
I am as sad as a broken dream

I understand why I came here
I say thanks you to God
I dream that one day I will walk with my grandfather
I try hard to live with my grandfather
I hope one day my grandfather will agree to come here
I am as sad as a broken dream

 

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