Poetry Is a Mirror











{November 28, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #28

GUILTY

 I can picture the magic of movement surrounding me.

My thoughts freeze.

And there they are, my problems suspended in air, hanging from a yarn, ready to fall over me, laughing, changing shapes, getting me dizzy, drunk and wasted with useless solutions.

Bouncing me on the edge of falling. So delicate, so slow, trapped in gravity; Tied to thinking.

The background tick-tock stopped.

 No rush, no worries.

Take the scissors and cut the strings.

Drop the consequences.

Because anyway, the charge, it’s always on me.

by Kimberly Chambers

Care Center Student

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{November 27, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #27

 You Are My Sun

 

My heart has multiple feelings

Hanging inside my body.

The light of my soul floats

Inside my blood, making

Me reflect about my son.

I feel I am losing his love.

 

 

by Kim Pagan

Care Center Student

 

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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 24, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #24

What I Do Remember!

What I do remember is dark clouds and no stars, highways long but thin and straight.

What I do remember: many cars beeping and rushing, zooming down the highway to get home to their families, my mom yelling at me, telling me: no boyfriend. I started to cry .

What I do remember: my mom punching me in my face, bruising my eye. Kicked me out of the car, almost falling over the railing near the highway. My face eats the grass and dirt.

What I don’t remember is if I got home or if my mom cursed at me in the car.

What I don’t remember at all is breaking up with my boyfriend that night, or if he called me.

What I don’t remember is my god-sister telling my mom I had one or if my mom already knew.

What I don’t remember at all is if my dad was home or my brothers or sister or if it was a weekday or weekend.

by Jasmine Colon-Thomas

Care Center Student

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{November 22, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #22

Queridos

Querido Holyoke, por qué tanta violencia.

Querido Holyoke, por qué tanto sufrimiento.

Querido Holyoke, por qué tanta criminalidad.

Querido Holyoke, cuando Habra paz en mi querido Holyoke.

 

Querido Cataño, esas bellas decoraciones

Qué al llegar la noche la ilumina.

Querido Cataño, esa bella playa enriquesida de sal.

Querido Cataño, ese sonido caribeño y sabroso qué solo

Escucharlo te hace mover todo el cuerpo .

Querido Cataño cuanto lo extraño.

by Kim Pagan

Care Center Student
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{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 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 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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