Poetry Is a Mirror











{November 9, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #9

Wonders of the night sky map 20

Wonders of the night sky map 20 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Questions

 

When I look into the night sky

I see all the white stars that

Brighten all my nights up.

When I look into the night sky

I wonder how it would feel to be

Put there, are there people living

On the planets?

I wish I could throw myself

Off the edge of space so I

Could feel free for once in my life.

The planets for me mean a

Different world, a confusion for me

That I would never

Understand or would I?

I have so many questions

And confusions that I hope one day

I would get the answers to.

 by Jailenne Perez

November 9, 2012

Jailenne Perez is the mother of a little boy. She is a past editor of The Care Center’s literary journal, Nautilus II.

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{November 2, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #2

(I Wonder!)

 

When I look into the night sky I wonder…

How many of those light are stars?

Are those planets?

What’s higher up there?

Do you imagine like I do?

I see myself floating in space, doing front flips around and around,

I see the bumpy moon, the shiny stars, and the bright sun

As I go around and around I see blue dots from staring at the sun

Is it cold? Is it hot? Is it clean? Is it dirty? Is it safe?

Screw it, why not take the risk? I jump from space onto earth,

I feel the rush going up my spine and butterflies around my belly,

I rush my eyes open!

And here I am on my roof top wondering…..

Will I ever make it up there?

 

Brendaliz Rivera

November 2, 2012

 

About the Author:

Brendaliz Rivera, 18, has a daughter. She lives in Holyoke and she plans to study at Holyoke Community College and The Elms to be a social worker. Brendaliz enjoys poetry and represented The Care Center at a ceremony at the White House, where she read her poem “My Pain,” and spoke to a gathering that included First Lady Michelle Obama. She also participated in rowing in 2011.

 

To sponsor  The Care Center Poets’ Team  for the “30 Poems in November” fundraiser for literacy, visit:

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