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The View From Here

Poetry by Ms.Friend and Ms. Jenkins’ 2nd block English 9 class


Writers 1. Alejandro Candelario-Lemus 2. Ieisha Catlin 3. Tysen Davenport 4. Elijah Fils-Aime 5. Scarlett Gomez 6. Trinity Grove 7. Lester Harris 8. Sierra Harris 9. Larisa Husky 10. Emily Molina 11. Amyra Newman 12. Jacob Ramey 13. Jonathan Ramey 14. Lauren Redmon 15. Evan Rupp 16. Destiny Spaid Editor: Lauren Redmon

I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows. I’m who I am, from my head to my toes. I tend to get loud when speaking my mind. Even a little crazy some of the time. I'm not a size 7 and don't care to be. You can be you and I can be me. I try to stay strong when pain knocks me down. And the times that I cry are when no one's around. To error is human or so that's what they say. Well, tell me who's perfect anyway.



Everybody Has a name Some are different Some are the same Some are short Some are long I like my name It’s special to me It’s who I want To be.

Intelligent Empathetic Intense Strong Helpful Active


tysen Happiness Haiku When I am watching the LA Lakers playing The Lakers make it.


Elijah My heart races as I step on the court Basketball is my favorite sport The whistle blows to start the game It's a feeling I can't explain My team is my family When we work together there's no boundaries Pass, shoot, score Everyone wants more Time for defense no one gets by Shot goes up; the ball is mine The halftime buzzer blows: The game is mine.

Scarlett Getting on every morning From August till June Sitting beside my best friend Every morning As I look out the window The sun is bright Other days it's cloudy or rainy I sit in quiet just listening Listening to the quiet conversation Every year is the same But i know someday i’ll miss it Getting up early Just riding the bus every morning From 7:50 til 8:03 For 9-10 months

Trinny The Best Is Yet To Come. The best is yet to come. There are many bad days, Some are harder to forget. Don’t live in the past. I understand it’s easier said than done. Just give your present a chance. So your future will shine bright. Blind the ones who doubted your potential and ability to succeed. Never put yourself down because of a mistake. Learn from it. Let your sunny days be bright. Don’t let the cloudy ones win without a fight.



I’m so mad I should be glad, but my dog makes me mad and all he does is play on the stairs Then he jumps And he got scared Then I started early, took my dog and visited the sea. Then all the things we did together, I miss and now I'm clueless, but someday I’ll join him right in heaven.

Sierra Supernatural is always on my tv It’s my favorite show Two bros fight to save the world Their bond is unbreakable It's cold in this classroom My legs are freezing I'm really bored I’m ready to go home Music is my favorite I like all types Rap, pop, classic, and oldies They are all great I want a puppy They’re so fluffy and sweet My parents say no It’s so unfair

Larisa Winter days are gone Breeze and sunny days are here The lake is calling Flowers are blooming Bees are pollinating them Nature’s beautiful Birds chirping music Glistening sun and clear skies Much to admire The bird built a nest To get ready for her eggs It is now springtime

Emily Molina Daddy’s little girl

Someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushed you off, and lets you try again Someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes, but instead lets you find your own way, even though his his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. Someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed and has faith in you when you fail.

Present not past

Only you can change your life. People sit around waiting for someone else to do it for them. No one can do it for you, And you can’t just wait For good things to come to you When you don’t work for it. You’ll have your bad days; everybody does. Not everyday is a good day, but every day has some good in it. You can’t think because you did something Wrong yesterday that today will be the same. How can you start a new chapter in life, When you can’t even finish the last? The past is the past, let it stay there. No one has ever healed the past by living in it. ~Amyra Newman

My TIme Has Come.


My time has come. The grind is long. From the first time I touch the field to my last. I will be known. My dreams will become reality. Football is the game for me. Everyone is going to know. My time has come. Time spent in the weight room and classrooms. All the money spent on protein shakes and weights. I can't let it go to waste. Thank you parents, friends, and coaches. Because of you my time has come. Watch the game and you’ll be shown.

Game time


Its game time, time to get serious time to play hard, time to put all my my skills from all that Jonathan time in the weight room into this game, time to support my coaches and do as Ive been taught to do, time to support my brothers it’s game time.

By Lauren Redmon Snowflakes kiss our cheeks Winter blankets keep us warm Hearts melt together. Christmas a coming A time of joy, peace and love Warmest of wishes. Christmas full of thought Thoughtfulness in the giving, Rather than the gift. Snow falls from the sky Snowmen seem to come to life Snow clouds float so high.

Fox My heart belongs in a box. If it can’t belong to Fox. She’s smart ,kind , sweet, and does karate. She has a boyfriend named Winnie the Pooh. They go on dates, and played with their best pals. Their Pinkie Pie, She likes to make parties and loves to have flarties, & Mushu, He’s Pinkie Pie’s best friend, and their adventures is gonna be brand. And Lumpy, He’s a moose that is blue, and He likes to have fun too. -Evan

By Destiny Spaid I miss New York

I had a lot in store Then I went and explored I miss my friends But we all had amends So we stopped being friends I loved to shop I shopped nonstop But I should've stopped I missed the cold weather So we huddled together And stayed together

The View From Here  

Poetry from Mrs. Friend and Mrs. Jenkins' 2nd block English class.

The View From Here  

Poetry from Mrs. Friend and Mrs. Jenkins' 2nd block English class.