The holiday season invites OKC students to poetry about “Wishes of the World”


Third and fourth grade students at Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school and social service for homeless children and families, recently wrote Wishes of the World as part of a monthly poetry class. Each student took part in the exercise “Wishbone”.

Students often associate with poetry in ways that they may not associate with other forms of literature, perhaps due to the personal narrative that many forms of poetry take.

“I want my students to understand that writing poetry is one of the many ways to express yourself and share your thoughts with others,” said Martinez. “The Wishbone“ I wish ”poems were particularly poignant because many of them expressed the students’ real wishes and hopes for the future. I wish that my students develop a love for literature and poetry and are empowered through their writing that will accompany them for the rest of their lives. “

The wishes are a sobering reminder that there is a vulnerable group of people in our community whose wishes include what many take for granted.

Here are the wishes of the students summarized in a poem:

‘I wish…’

I wish one were alone.

I wish everyone was a morning person.

I wish every homeless person had money.

I wish I could see my dad and grandma.

I wish I could live with my father and mother.

I wish I could see my cat again.

I wish I could see my dog ​​all day.

I wish I could see my brothers every day.

I wish my parents could live forever.

I wish everyone would show kindness to others.

I wish the homeless had money!

I wish the homeless had a home!

I wish the homeless people had clothes!

I wish the homeless had shoes!

I wish the homeless had freedom!

I wish I could see my father.

I wish I could go to the Nike store.

I wish my father were still with my mother.

I wish my father had never separated from my mother.

– Submitted by Positive Tomorrows


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