Baldwinsville Mrs. Dunham’s students at Ray Middle School recently wrote poems about their favorite memory; some of their prose are featured below:
I’ll Never Forget
It was a rainy day,
My sister and I were in the basement;
We were starving, so we went upstairs.
My mom was watching Ellen;
My dad was at the hospital.
All of a sudden, the phone rang;
It was my dad, so I kept on eating.
After a few minutes she hung up, and
She said she had some terrible news.
I knew my grandma was in the hospital,
But I hoped it had nothing to do with her.
The she told us . . .
My grandma had passed away.
I broke out in tears.
I don’t understand,
It doesn’t make any sense!
As I calmed down,
My dad walked through the door.
He was crying,
For the first time.
I had a million questions,
But only one came out.
He said she couldn’t fight leukemia;
She was too weak.
That was one day I will never forget.
“Mama’s gonna buy you a mocking bird...”
Tucked under the daisy blue blanket
Warm and safe,
“…and if that mocking bird don’t sing…”
Pink lamb at home underneath my chin
Comfy and content,
“…Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring…”
Golden light on my bed from the open door
Sleepy and weary,
“…and if that diamond ring don’t shine…”
Long day and comforting voice,
Yawning and then…
“Mama’s gonna sing you a lullaby.”
One of my
Is when I sat on a
My grandma wants to take a
She had us choose our own
I chose a pumpkin along with my
It turns out my pumpkin didn’t