Cathy Lester
“Not Scared” Inspired by I’m Not Scared of Anything

I am not scared of anything

A monster is just
Make believe

Not even a witch
Or a goblin
They never make me scream

Scary things give people the
Chills but not me
A monster
Runs away from me
Everything is not scary
Do you scare things like me?

Owls hooting at night and witches
Flying in the sky

And people running for their lives
Nope but not me
You might be but
Trust me everything is scared of me
Houses waking all over the place
It is kind of creepy but
Nope still not much for me
Going to stay out here and enjoy the evening

By: Diana R. Age 11
Barnum Elementary
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Ken Rush
“Lean on Me” Inspired by Untitled

Lean on me when you’re afraid
And I’ll be your favorite blanket.

Lean on me when you have scored
And I will be your trophy.

 Lean on my when your in danger
And I will be your super hero.

 Lean on me when you are weak
And I will be your power boost.

By: Unknown
Cowell Elementary
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Gretchen Wrede
“Naarai’s Rainbow” Inspired by Rainbow

Rainbow, Rainbow
What are the colors of a rainbow?
Red like a lady bug!
Orange like an orange!
Yelow like a sun flower!
Blue like an ocean!
Purple like a dolphin!
These are the colors of a rainbow!

By: Naarai N. Age 10
Gust Elementary
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Lyndsey Rosenberg
“Yellow” Inspired by Yellow

Smells like yummy apples
looks like the sun
feels like sand
tastes like a sour lemon

If yellow was an animal it
would be a cheetah

If yellow was a season it
would be summer

By: Rafael A.  Age 9
Gust Elementary
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Susan Propper
“Rising Sun” Inspired by Sunrise Day

Sunrise comes up
In the morning
The first thing you see
Macaroni
Colors.
Orange yellow.
It’s
So
Bright.

I drag out my chair
And watch it rise
Tears
Of joy run down my
Cheek.

I get up
Real quick
For a tissue
It is
Gone.

By: Alondra R. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Judy Pendleton
“Sunflower Medley” Inspired by Flowers

Fresh
Last forever
Opens in the spring
Wondrous
Encouraging to us
Remarkable
Supports the Earth

By: Angelina S. Age 10
Brown International Academy
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Judy Pendleton
“Glassy Sea” Inspired by Blue

The color is blue
It is the color I love
It reminds me of the beautiful sea
It is the color I love
It is the color I need
It calms me down
It is my favorite

By: Valentina T. Age 9
Brown International Academy
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Lee and Roy Goettling
“A Poet’s Work” Inspired by Reading

Reading is my favorite
subject at school

To me reading
is magical fairy dust

Every time I go to the library
I feel like I’m in a jungle
Just filled with books to read

I enjoy books because they
make me feel like I was in their time
sometimes they make me laugh
until I am
rolling on the floor

Reading to me
is my medicine for
my tough sickness

By: Jaquelin H. Age 10
Eagleton Elementary
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Deniece Platt
“Awesome Waterfall” Inspired by Untitled

Through the sky I hear water coming down.
I hear the wind going through trees, whoosh.
I hear the birds in the sky.
I hear the cars passing by fast.
I hear people talking and laughing.
Ha
Haha
Hahaha
Making jokes
I see leaves in the trees I think what beautiful trees.
Ah
Ahh
Ahhh
I see plants like roses.
I see the red and yellow sun coming.
Down
Down
Down
I feel soft leaves and carved trees.
Wow
Wow
Wow
What beautiful carved trees I smell.
I smell fresh grass in the floor.
Ah
Ahh
Ahhh

By: Nayeli M. Age 10
Barnum Elementary
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Randy Moore
“Strike!” Inspired by Untitled

My blues are like thunder and lightning
I’ve been shot and I’m shaking, rumbling
and it reminds me of the dark time
like the black road of my life
It makes me feel mad like an eagle
and blue like jazz music
I want to scream and
punch something hard
Like a boxer

By: Jackeline R. Age 11
Newlon Elementary
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Deborah McAllister
“August Skies” Inspired by Sunrise Day

Sunrise comes up
In the morning
The first thing you see
Macaroni
Colors.
Orange yellow.
It’s
So
Bright.

I drag out my chair
And watch it rise
Tears
Of joy run down my
Cheek.

I get up
Real quick
For a tissue
It is
Gone.

By: Alondra R. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Xue Pritzkau
“Sandy Beach Feet” Inspired by The Magical Beach

In the
Water
You could see
The shiny, bright sky
And your reflection

The sand feels
Like the desert ground
And crabs pinching your
Stinky, smelly feet

The waves
Are so big
That when
They come
It looks like they’re going
To swish you all up

Seashells
Are so bright and shiny
And look like pearls
And they burn your
Small eyes

By: Ilse P. Age 9 & Allison P. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Tony Ortega
“La Bici” Inspired by My Senses

In my community I see trees, flowers, and grass all around me.
In my community I feel confident without bullies teasing me.
In my community I smell fresh paint from a mural that has just been painted.
In my community I hear birds chirping and annoying me because they woke me up early in the morning.
In my community I use my senses all the time.

By: Kathy R. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Britt Markey
“Hyper” Inspired by Hyper

Hyper has a color of orange
Neon and bright
It tastes like sugar
Soda and chocolate eaten
Together

A thousand hands tickling
Me from pits to tummy
It looks like frogs jumping
Around
Giggles and laughing is what
I hear when somebody gets
HYPER

By: Daniela V. Age 10
Eagleton Elementary
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Hakan Carheden
“Pride Inspired” Inspired by Pride

It is very important to have pride in yourself. It is important because when you say you can’t do it, you literally can’t. Then you start to say in your head, “I’m not good enough.” That’s how I feel sometimes, alone and hurt.

By: Nadia R. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Gayle Gerson
“Today” Inspired by Today

Today is reading.
Today is mathematics.
Today is chicken soup.

By: Kevin R. Age 8
Eagleton Elementary
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Ivadell Marie
“Gardens at Washington Park” Inspired by We Need to Beautify Denver

DENVER
Defining the beauty of Denver
Editing the wonderfulness
No more graffiti will be left.
Varity of colors in the Mile High City
Enjoy the amazing place!
Ready for the fun you will have?

By: Larry S. Age 11
Brown International Academy
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Lynne Furrer
“Sunday’s Sunset” Inspired by Sunset

The sunset
is day
like the
blooming stars
in the sky.

It is as big
as the entire
galaxy.

It is
yellow like a
banana.

It will make
you put a huge
grin on your
face.

But whenever
light touches
the world is
happiness.

By: Laura M. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Lynne Furrer
“Breaking Dawn” Inspired by Sorrow

Sorrow, the black winged angel
which soars through the everlasting night

it feels of misfortune
and reeks of distress

It sounds of agony and discomfort
he tastes of sadness and loss

I have sensed this thing
in so many places
But I have never actually seen it using sight

This has killed so many people
but most live only with a scar
one that can never be treated

randomness is at its side
striking aimlessly at minds
the cost being terrible and heartbreaking

I have been its victim many times
but never thought it played such an important role in life

Spencer M. Age 10
Brown International Academy
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Carol Mehesy
Inspired by Hyper

Hyper has a color of orange
Neon and bright
It tastes like sugar
Soda and chocolate eaten
Together

A thousand hands tickling
Me from pits to tummy
It looks like frogs jumping
Around
Giggles and laughing is what
I hear when somebody gets
HYPER

By: Daniela V. Age 10
Eagleton Elementary
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Cynthia Ligeros
“Light Touches the World” Inspired by Sunset

The sunset
is day
like the
blooming stars
in the sky.

It is as big
as the entire
galaxy.

It is
yellow like a
banana.

It will make
you put a huge
grin on your
face.

But whenever
light touches
the world is
happiness.

By: Laura M. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Jane Christie
“Angels” Inspired by My Favorite Holiday is Christmas

All my family here and there
All my family everywhere
A bunch of foods to try
I’ve always wondered why
Presents under the tree,
while my grandma is drinking tea
All my cousins playing tag
I wonder what’s in that special bag
Time for family and fun
Christmas is the best one.

By: Amoriah V. Age 10
Brown International Academy
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Sonja Horoshko
“Witness Hate” Inspired by Hate!

My hate is like a ripe fruit from an orchard which is lost
I created my hate like a brand new heart
I have seen many people’s hate but there is none like mine
My hate is like a bomb that went off in my body like fireworks
My hate is like a cheetah that is racing for its prey
I create my hate like a beast on the loose

By: Juan A. Age 11
Newlon Elementary
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Kimberly Baltz
“Blue Lightning” Inspired by Untitled

My blues are like thunder and lightning
I’ve been shot and I’m shaking, rumbling
and it reminds me of the dark time
like the black road of my life
It makes me feel mad like an eagle
and blue like jazz music
I want to scream and
punch something hard
Like a boxer

By: Jackeline R. Age 11
Newlon Elementary
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Beverley Harper Tinsley
“Demon Cats” Inspired by Demon Cats

Murkiness fogs the room as I’m surrounded by cats.
They grow hidden, immoral wings, and they start to scat.
Their ruffling wings bloom out bulky and bold.
They scratch, they hiss, they start to dance.
They spin and swirl out colors, a line of black, a smudge of blue,
and a splash of red fills the room.
The demon cats hug a breath and inhale the cold.
Soon the sun begins to rise.
Do you believe I saw that?
Believing what you feel, letting your imagination blow.
I promise you, if you did, your personality will start to grow.

Aaron T. Age 11
Eagleton Elementary
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Gia Hamilton
“Floor of Tears” Inspired by Mi Sentimiento

Mi tristeza es como que niños pierdan sus padres.
Es triste y terrible
Y me hace recordar del tiempo cuando mi papa se fue a México.
Me hace sentir como llorar todo el día.
Yo quiero tirarme en el piso.

My Feeling
My sadness is like kids losing their parents.
It is sad and terrible
and it reminds me of the time when my dad went to Mexico.
It makes me feel like crying all day.
I want to drop myself on the floor.

By: Nayeli M. Age 10
Barnum Elementary
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Laurie Harbert
“Pink Cake” Inspired by A Recipe of Me

25 thousand tsp of love
A pinch of uncooked anger
A piece of chopped craziness
A million bazillion cups of happiness
Sprinkled with a lot of patience
Put me in the oven and you get a pink cake!

By: Lizbeth G. Age 9
Knapp Elementary
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Janna Bruns
“Denver Beautified” Inspired by We Need to Beautify Denver

DENVER
Defining the beauty of Denver
Editing the wonderfulness
No more graffiti will be left.
Varity of colors in the Mile High City
Enjoy the amazing place!
Ready for the fun you will have?

By: Larry S. Age 11
Brown International Academy
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Amy Chu
“Blue Jay’s Baby Chicks” Inspired by My Community

Through my glasses I could see the birds flying to the trees, I can also see my friends sitting on the ground and laughing all together. While sitting on the ground I can feel the grass making my hand itch a lot. I can hear the wind while also hearing the cars passing through the street. I can hear baby birds crying for their mother. I can smell the fresh grass on blowing wind when I am having fun outside with all of my friends.

By: Ashley M. Age 10
Barnum Elementary
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Jeannette Stutzman
“Nadia’s Song” Inspired by I Am From

I am from the place where
fresh tacos from my mom’s kitchen
fill the air.

I am from the place where ripe
fruit grows on trees.

I am from the place where
the sound of catchy music
fills people’s heads.

I am from the place where
people fought for
their freedom.

I am from the place where
bright red flowers
bloom.

I am from the place where
My dad learned
To tango.

I am from the place where
Beautiful Spanish words
Fill the air.

By: Nadia R. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Marilyn Leuszler
“Recipe Of Me” Inspired by A Recipe of Me

25 thousand tsp of love
A pinch of uncooked anger
A piece of chopped craziness
A million bazillion cups of happiness
Sprinkled with a lot of patience
Put me in the oven and you get a pink cake!

By: Lizbeth G. Age 9
Knapp Elementary
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Janann Eldredge
“Making Sense?” Inspired by My Senses

In my community I see trees, flowers, and grass all around me.
In my community I feel confident without bullies teasing me.
In my community I smell fresh paint from a mural that has just been painted.
In my community I hear birds chirping and annoying me because they woke me up early in the morning.
In my community I use my senses all the time.

By: Kathy R. Age 9
Eagleton Elementary
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Jennifer Skalecke
“Reading Room” Inspired by Reading

Reading is my favorite
subject at school

To me reading
is magical fairy dust

Every time I go to the library
I feel like I’m in a jungle
Just filled with books to read

I enjoy books because they
make me feel like I was in their time
sometimes they make me laugh
until I am
rolling on the floor

Reading to me
is my medicine for
my tough sickness

By: Jaquelin H. Age 10
Eagleton Elementary
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Noami Foster
“The Land of Yellow” Inspired by Yellow

Smells like yummy apples
looks like the sun
feels like sand
tastes like a sour lemon

If yellow was an animal it
would be a cheetah

If yellow was a season it
would be summer

By: Rafael A. Age 9
Gust Elementary
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Sarah Arentz
“Alpha Canis” Inspired by Mi Sentimiento

Mi tristeza es como que niños pierdan sus padres.
Es triste y terrible
Y me hace recordar del tiempo cuando mi papa se fue a México.
Me hace sentir como llorar todo el día.
Yo quiero tirarme en el piso.

My Feeling
My sadness is like kids losing their parents.
It is sad and terrible
and it reminds me of the time when my dad went to Mexico.
It makes me feel like crying all day.
I want to drop myself on the floor.

By: Nayeli M. Age 10
Barnum Elementary
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Jack Risley
“Yellow Has so Many Meanings Don’t you Think?” Inspired by Yellow

Smells like yummy apples
looks like the sun
feels like sand
tastes like a sour lemon

If yellow was an animal it
would be a cheetah

If yellow was a season it
would be summer

By: Rafael A. Age 9
Gust Elementary
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Cacey McReavy
“Wish” Inspired by I Wish

I wish I can open lives.
I wish I can open hearts.
I wish I can open Mother Earth.
I wish I can stop graffiti and spray paint of school territory.
I wish I can help more than what I can do right now.

By: Jacky R. Age 10
Newlon Elementary
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Amanda Kerr
“Book of Poetry” Inspired by My Name Is…

Today my name is lightning
I feel shocking
I pretend I’m exploding

Yesterday my name was tiger
I heard roars
I found prey

Tomorrow my name will be volcano
I will forget the coldness
I will remember the hot lava

By: Isaac E. Age 8
Gust Elementary
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Kathleen Gatliffe
“Dance of the Demon Cats” Inspired by Demon Cats

Murkiness fogs the room as I’m surrounded by cats.
They grow hidden, immoral wings, and they start to scat.
Their ruffling wings bloom out bulky and bold.
They scratch, they hiss, they start to dance.
They spin and swirl out colors, a line of black, a smudge of blue,
and a splash of red fills the room.
The demon cats hug a breath and inhale the cold.
Soon the sun begins to rise.
Do you believe I saw that?
Believing what you feel, letting your imagination blow.
I promise you, if you did, your personality will start to grow.

Aaron T. Age 11
Eagleton Elementary
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More artwork coming soon. In the meantime look over pieces from Inspired Art 2011!

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