Our Students Work
This is collection of student poetry reflects the creative work of our diverse population of students who continue their education while hospitalized.
I am extremely grateful to our talented and dedicated teachers who provide quality instructional opportunities for our special students everyday.
In these selections, our students express themselves and share their unique experiences with us.
They will give you hope and inspire you and make you smile.
-Mary C. Maher
Principal, Hospital Schools District 75
"A tree, when even stripped of the beauty
of it's leaves from the cold, remains
strongly rooted...persisting to be strong
and always defiant in standing tall. In one lifetime,
at one time or another, we will all be called
upon to be that tree. So far, I haven't met a tree
that has fallen."
When you get tired
Where do you sleep?
And if you can't
Do you count sheep?
Are you aware
That you are everywhere?
Homes, hospitals and stores
At least one is a place where
No one snores.
Is a pillow
You best friend?
This is the end!"
A light shines beautifully.
Pretty flowers bloom nicely.
Real leaves grow.
I bring out my spring clothes.
Light shines everywhere.
-Kevon W. T.
Earth is My Mother
Earth is my mother, and her clothes are
the river, oceans, and seas.
Her hair is the bushes, mountains,
She provides us with food from
her body, and her soil.
She gives us resources, wood,
cotton, and oil.
She keeps us hydrated from her
clothing oceans, and her shower rain.
And mother earth helps us live by
giving us oxygen to keep us from the
The World is yours and Mind
Stay away from drama,
Freedom of speech will calm yah
don't sit down put your foot down.
Change your behavior,
respect will save yah,
worry courage will strengthen your fight,
Don't turn around its tough love
just make a frown,
we should never be weak
its our time to shine
the world is yours and mine.
Rest In Peace
What you have put down will help us all.
What you said will help us grow tall.
When things were broke,
you always made things right.
When it was black versus white,
you was never the hype.
Dr. King you had your dream.
Now everybody is on your team.
Furry , white
Happy, excited, love, hugs
-the color of sadness
I feel sad when someone leaves
Then my mind clears up
And turns white
And when I see this white
All inside my skull
I look up at the clouds
And see images of sad creatures
And soon the clouds disappear
Because it's so sad.
-By Kevin B.
-the color of happiness
When I think of yellow
My mind becomes mellow
And everytime it's yellow
Everyone's in a happy mood
Hugging my sister makes me happy
And playing with my friends
Or playing with clay
I made this little man
With yellow arms and yellow legs
Whenever he touches something it becomes happy
Whenever he walks, everything turns mellow
But when ever he speaks
He makes rhymes that make people sad
Because of his white teeth.
-By Kevin B.
If a pencil could talk
Would it beg
Please don't tap me, rap me,
Sharpen me, or toss me in the air
Oh No! Don't you dare!
Please don't poke with me
Or break my point and
I do not like tobe split in two
Would you like it
If I did that to you?
So, do not scrape or squeeze me,
Chew or throw me
Put me in a sharpener
And woe me
I'm just a pencil don't you see?
So, please, please let me be!
-By Adrian F.
As I Watch the Street
As I sit in the sand, my toes feel the warm breeze.
I pick up some sand and let it run through my fingers.
The warmth of it tingles my fingers like a feather.
I stand up wanting to find starfish and shells.
I start looking for shells, I find a conch.
I hold it up to my ear, listening for waves.
As I'm walking down to the water, I see a crab.
I stop, watching it's graceful beauty as it goes
Down the beach alongside the water's edge.
I keep walking till the water's edge is a few inches away.
I slowly move my feet until the water tickles my toes.
I look up at the sky, I see the sunset.
It looks like a fiery, violet, red, burning flame in the sky.
I never want it to end.
-By Emily L.
Things I'm Annoyed With
I don't like needles.
I don't like homework.
I'm so tired of Room 806.
I'm tired of this mask.
I'm tired of not eating outside food
I'm tired of emailing my friends,
not seeing them
I don't like that my dad isn't here.
(or my brother)
I don't like what we don't have
a DVD player hooked up to our TV,
in 806 (they said they would)
It stinks that our movie player
It stinks that we can't go to
American Girl or Toys R Us
It stinks we can't go
to a musical.
-By Emily L.
My Uncle is my hero
He never makes my hopes go down to zero
He always answers whenever I call
And when I'm about to give up he never lets me fall
I appreciate everything he has done for me
My uncle shows and tells me how life should be
His advice is great and true
It's always the right thing to do
I hope I can be like him one day
And helppeople out when the sky is gray
He is a great role model
And has been there for me since I drank out of the bottle
I wrote this poem to thank him from me
He is the best uncle there could ever be!
-By Daniel S.
Yankees Vs White Sox
The Yankees game was so much fun
I wish the game was never done
Hits here hits there
Balls flying everywhere
Clap your hands and stomp your feet
Stand up and watch as the White Sox really get Beat
Jeter hit a first inning home run
And now his non home run streak is finally done
A-Rod hit a home and the crowd went cheering
It was so loud I thought I was going tolose my hearing
There were two or three great double plays
They awarded the great Yankee legend Willie Mays
We even got lots of things
We got these cool gold championship rings
A true fan that's what you have to be
I don't think the yankees have a better fan than me
The Yankees won six to four
I hope they could win even more!
-By Daniel S.
A Walk Through Wilderness
The sound of a hawk
piercing onto a branch
high above. The sound of a
sad cry from a small
bird. The sound of a monkey
trying to balance on
the tree tops. The sound of
the peaceful wind swaying
in and out of the trees.
The sound of the water washing
down from the rocks up above.
The sound of night falling
over the forest and the quietness
after all the animals have gone
to sleep. And finally the sound
of our foot steps trudging
through the mud and the
crackling of leaves as we
Stand Together and Forgive
*Brotherhood is working together
I want adventure forever
There is no comedy
In my life
There is action
There is music
There is drama
There is fama
This is family, mama!
I am angry when
I'm told what todo
That makes two (of us)
I fight and feel better and then
Forgive with a sorry
I write a letter
And I won't fight you ever
But our legacy will stand forever
(with or without Cheerios)
- By Qadri, Terrell, Isaris, Kiera
I would like to write a poem about pyramids and pharoh
I would like towrite a poem about Bob Marley and the mighty sparrow
I would like to write a poem that makes sad people laugh
I would like to write a poem that would make birds sing in their bath
I would like to write a poem that unites the diverse
I would like to write a poem that can save the universe
But for now I'm going to write a poem...