Poetry Is a Mirror











{November 20, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #20
    New Word

Mom making plans
Planning dates
Buying tickets
Leaving our house
Staying with my aunt till the big day came
Packing our clothes
Taking a plane on the new moon to the United States
Getting to the United States on a cold day
New house, neighborhood, and language
I don’t remember the way we drove to get to the house.
I don’t remember the first word that I said.

by Dalisa Saldaña

Care Center Student

New Moon Landing

(Photo credit: Avital Pinnick)

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{November 19, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #19

Finding out you’re pregnant

then telling your parents

is the hardest thing

the doctor tells me I’m

pregnant, looks at me

like what are you gonna

do now? But as soon as

he told me, I loved her

before she knew it, it was

a great feeling to know I will

soon be a mom, even though

I’m young. Things happen

for a reason. Now that

she’s finally here, I can say

I’m a good mom, I take

care of her, I’m the one

she’s gonna call Mommy.

I will always be there

for her.

Sarah Clark

Care Center Student

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{November 18, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #18

Oh no, oh no, oh no

 

You gotta be kidding me

 

I look up from the postitive pregnancy

test to look in the mirror to find a

tear in my eye and a smile on my face

I can feel my heart start to slow

down like a hibernating bear. My legs

begin to wobble like a newborn calf

trying to walk for the first time.

I hear a knock on the door.

 

Oh no, oh no, oh no

by Shanée Medina

Care Center Student

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{November 17, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #17

Canon 550d - Pencil Colour
(Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Blue

Was the color of my feelings

the day I found out

my grandfather wouldn’t live to his 97th

birthday!

 

Was the color of my feelings

when the doctors told my Down

Syndrome uncle that he’d be blind forever!

 

Was the color of my feelings

when my baby daddy didn’t want

me because I was pregnant with

a girl and not a boy!

 

Was the color of my feelings

waking up to my dog stiff

from death!

 

Was the color of my feelings

when my father disowned me

because I wasn’t what he

want me to be!

 

Was the color of my feelings

when my best friend

got shipped away for months!

 

Was the color of my feelings

when my niece came out

dead, but struggled so much to

be alive!

 

Was the color of my feelings

when I failed math 50,000

times.

 

Was the color of my feelings

when I couldn’t  take pain from

my daughter.

 

Blue is the color of sad

times in my life, when bright

yellow couldn’t be found for

happiness.

by Tamara Delgado

Care Center Student

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{November 16, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #16
pencil texture
 (Photo credit: stephanie in love)

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Gray

Sometimes I feel gray

as if written with a pencil but never

permanent

To perfect casualness.

As some days seem hopeless

with purity and negativity that can sum up this

wisdom to show how far you’ve come.

But if there wasn’t any gray, how

would a bright future show up?

by MaribelDones

Care Center Student

November 16, 2012



{November 15, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #15

The Gift

God gifted me with

an amazing mom who put a roof over my

head, who buys me everything I need when she can and

always made sure there was food

on the table every time I came home,

God gifted me with

an amazing husband who loves me for

who I am, who cares for me so much

who since day one had eyes and still has

eyes for me, who since day one has been

so faithful to me and will always be

who gifted me with two beautiful boys.

God gifted me with

two  gorgeous boys who always make me

laugh, who always surprise me with all

the new things they learn and do

who always remind me that they’re the

reason why I’m still standing strong

that remind me that I don’t give up

because I want to give them the best

life ever.

by Ixia Maldonado

Care Center Student

November 15, 2012

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{November 14, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #14

Why?

Closing my eyes
Calm and peaceful
Exploring inside me
And going through the albums of memories.
I found out you weren’t there
Why did you leave me? Why couldn’t you wait for me?
But after sitting down I realized
It was the best choice
Because now I could do things that I had never done.
But now because you left I don’t have a smile on my face
“Come back shadow ‘’

 by Dalisa Saldana

November 14, 2012

Dalisa Saldana, 19, has a two-year-old son. She is a former editor of The Care center’s poetry journal, Nautilus II. She is also a rower on the school’s crew team.

 

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{November 13, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #13

Writer’s Block

I hate being stuck. Ugh.

It feels like a bus trying to fit in a small space,

a car trapped in the mud,

my feet stuck in a hole,

my jacket trapped in the door.

That’s how stuck I am.

by Elisa Rodriguez

Care Center Student

 November 13, 2012

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{November 12, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #12

The Terrible Things

I’ve trusted you.

I’ve loved you.

I would have done anything for you.

You didn’t take advantage of what I had for you.

Once I gave up, everything I do is what you use against me now.

Now you say I’ve never loved you.

Never trusted you.

Everything is about me and never thought about you.

It’s funny how you only notice the terrible things I do

When you should have noticed what I had for you.

by Priscilla Colón

November 12, 2012

Priscilla Colón has a baby girl. She loves to write poems wants to complete her GED she also wants to go to college to study in the medical field.

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{November 11, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #11

The baby is strong

The baby is a trooper

The baby is a miracle

But wait, the baby is crying

He has been separated from his mom

He’s in a room full of cool bright objects

He has a million hands pulling on his body

He’s playing tug of war with giants

Ow, now they’re hurting him with pointy things

He’s yelling at the top of his lungs for his mami.

But it’s too late!

He can’t move. He can’t make any noise.

He feels like he’s in a black hole he can’t get out of.

But the only thing he can hear is

Mami telling him I love you, be strong

You’ll be fine when you wake up. I’ll be right next to you.

Wait, it’s done. Now he feels mami’s kisses.

He opens his eyes and realizes that it’s over and he’s back in mami’s arms.

His smile shines brighter than the sunlight.

by Caroline Giraldo

Care Center Student

 

November 11, 2012

 

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