B'ville Poetry Corner: Poems about a favorite memory

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,

Why Her?

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.

What happened?

He said she couldn’t fight leukemia;

She was too weak.

That was one day I will never forget.


‘Mocking Bird’

“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.”

“Good night.”



One of my

Favorite memories

Is when I sat on a

Hollow pumpkin

My grandma wants to take a

Family photo

She had us choose our own


I chose a pumpkin along with my


It turns out my pumpkin didn’t

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