Saturday, March 13, 2010

More Txt Ptry

I thought I would share a few more text poems that were written by my seventh graders. Some of the poems I’ve read were surprisingly beautiful! Is texting a valid form of expression? After reading these, I dare you to say “no”!
Luv
Thy look at echoter
Trn awy.
Look agin,
Turn awy.
Thy act lyk thy don’t lyk echoter,
But u can c it in their i’s.
She :)’s
He :)’s.
Ths is their rutine.
It hppns evryday/
Thy act lyk thy don’t ntice echoter,
But thy rlly luv echoter.
it’s tru n u c it evryday.
by Adriana

Sounds like the perfect description of a middle school crush, doesn’t it? Please excuse the all-caps of this next poem, but it was just too amazing to not share.
TXT POEM
LITNIN STRIKS FROM THE BLANKET OF DRKNESS
BRINGIN A FLASH OF LITE
A REDWUD TREE IS ITS NXT VICTM
SPLTIN IT INTO 2
THE 2 SPLT SIDES REACH 4 THE SKY OPENIN IT’S ARMS 2 HEVIN
ANTHER LITNIN BOLT FALLS FROM THE SKY
HITTIN A GRASY FIELD
A FIRE SPROUTS FROM THE LONG YLLOW GRAS
SENDIN UP SMOKE AND ASH
THE FIRE TWIST N TURNS IN THE NITE
IN A REDISH ORNGE LITE
THE FLMES LIC THE EDGS OF THE DRKNESS
WHILE THE FIRE QUICKLY SPREADS
THE FIRE REMAINS TO BURN
WHILE THE STORMS SEEMS 2 NVR END
CHAOS STRTS TO SPRED THRO THE FOREST
WHILE THE ANMALS RUN N HIDE
CUZ NO ONE WNTS 2 B IN THE WAY WEN A FIRE COMS OUT 2 PLAY
by Megan

I have some deep thinkers in this class…many deep thinkers, actually. It’s exhausting. My brain often hurts.
Wat Wud i SA
Evry1 wants da chnce 2 b herd,
4 ppl 2 lisen, when dey speek deir wurds.
i’ve said it mslf, mny tyms b4,
Bt now i think, wat wud i speek 4?
i have so mch 2 get out, if i ever come 2 da day.
Bt if i do get da chnce, i wunder, wat wud i sA
Wud i speek of my God, and his all healing pwr.
How he wants us 2 trust him, nt cwer.
Or wud i speek of understanding
Da pwr of listening 2 my surroundings.
Or mayb of love and hope and faith.
Or how i have ben changed by da goodness of da human race.
Evry1 wants da chnce 2 be herd,
4 ppl 2 lisen, when they speek deir wrds.
i’ve said it mslf, mny tyms b4,
Bt now i think, wat wud i speek 4.
i have so mch 2 get out, if i ever come 2 da day.
Bt if i do get da chnce, i wunder, wat wud i sA?
by Colleen

Feel
I wlk alng the old nd rsty railrd trcks,
Kckng stns whle wlkng silntly witout a thght in my hd.
I c the lke 2 my lft glimr in the snlite,
Bt I do nt stp to behld its beuty, 4 I hve a mtting.
Instd I kp on wlkng,
yt no thght in my hd.
Nd as I grw closr 2 the forst,
Drknss sprds ovr the lnd as if a blnkt.
Bt yt no thght in my head,
Jst a…. Feelng.
1 tht no scientst cud xplane,
Bt I knw tht ths feelng ws ldng me somwhr.
A plc of whch I do not knw.
Bt I do knw tht ths gut feelng tht I hve is no ordnry feelng,
Bt yt it is.
The strng thng is, is tht I knew wht it ws,
Nd as I grw clser 2 tht drk forst, with no nd to its drknss,
Ths feelng bilds 2 the pnt of no nd.
Bt as I look bck I reliz tht I hav trvled no whr.
So now I wait 4 the drknss to grb hld of me,
Because ths feelng hs no mrcy.
The feelng tht 1 mst lt go of,
1 I can’t ovrcom
….Fear
by Nick M.

Of course, not everyone is skilled at texting. Jack can explain why:
Jus a fone
Evry1z got a fone
Itz as smpl as that
No mattr where I look
Im da only1 w/out
Common mom n dad
Plz I beg u
Just 60 buks a munth wont kill u
it’s a teenage necessity
I shuldnt need 2 giv any mor xplanation than that
Wen u pay urself day say
But by the time I reach in my own wllt
It just mite b my 30th bday!
by Jack M.

One more before I go…and this one is just plain fun! Thanks Dominic!



A txtn poem
dis is new
wht a srpris
i hve nvr seen dis b4
who rites thse poems
well i do
nd so do my clasmats
they r fun 2 rite
u can misspll wrds all da time
no markn down dis time
well dis waz fun
now it's done
my txtn poem 4 u!

by Dominic D.

6 comments:

Pat said...

These were wonderful poems! It seems like your students really got into it! Thanks for sharing these.

Patti Harju said...

These are amazing! Great job. I am sharing these with our Middle School Language Arts teacher. I know our Middle School Students will enjoy reading them (and maybe writing their own!)

I think Jack’s poem could have been written by my daughter too! She said she was the last high school student on the planet to get a phone. (Sorry Jack – she didn’t have one in 7th grade.)

McTeach said...

Thank you both for your lovely comments! I’m so proud of my kiddos!! They do such amazing work that I’m always impressed with them. I couldn’t wait to share these!

Patti, be sure to share the previous post on this blog with your language arts teacher. It explains how I began the assignment:

http://notesfrommcteach.edublogs.org/2010/03/07/txt-ptry/

If he/she has any questions, please let me know. Happy to help!!

ktenkely said...

Just wow! Really incredible poems. Well done.

Megan said...

This is such an awesome assignment! I’ve done facebook, twitter, and im writing assignments and can’t wait to share this with my 7th graders! We just finished a poetry unit…they’ll be txting up their own pieces after spring break! Thanks for sharing!

Debra said...

Fntstik!:) LV thm.