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

Yellow

Wow, yellow born from birth like a skeleton of golden-yellow. Yellow smooth like round space plates circle after circle white – yellow shines through, wow… amazing view from a corner of yellow–brown wood come through and escapes, that was once yours. Yellow come through pleas,  scared and dangerous. Yellow you are now home, black eye and wide lips, you are now home. Dream, dream yellow like the sun around blue skies. Dream, yes, yellow the kind, sweet, and humble life of a book that Patricia Lee Lewis wrote. How beautiful this book is, smells of yellow flowers and sweet pounding emotion and kind words.

Jasmine Colon-Thomas

Care Center Student

 

 

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This poem was inspired by Patricia Lee Lewis, who came to The Care Center in November and read from her book, “A Kind of Yellow.”

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{November 26, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #26

If only my heart turned blue

Blue like the amicable sky

If only my eyes turned grey

So grey when it’s going to rain

If only my lips turned pink

Pink like a rabbit’s nose

If only my tears turned black

Black like a midnight sky

If only my cheeks turned red

Red like my heart

Pumping, pumping.

by Elisa Rodriguez

Care Center Student

Elisa Rodriguez is a young mom and a student at The Care Center, where she is studying for her GED.

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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 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 10, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #10
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Morning Coffee with Her Mom

Morning coffee with her mom

it’s like Christmas once a year

a daughter and mother time of peace

you will never see a cafetera* at home

just that one time she’s here

every morning and every night

she makes coffee for her mom

but when it’s time for her to go

we don’t only say bye to her

but to the cafetera, till next year.

by Jennifer Correa

November 10, 2012

*Cafetera is a Spanish word meaning coffee maker.

Jennifer Correa is a young mother studying at The Care Center. She is a past editor of Nautilus II, The Care Center’s literary journal.

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et cetera