Sonnet 7

Sonnet 7

Time after time these feelings arise,

My feelings are as calm as the roaming sea

Feels better than a summer sunrise

Heart over mind is the way I see.

I am usually quite shy and I guess you are too

I hope for you this isn’t just a game

Somehow, some way you make it all feel new

We’re two of a kind and one in the same

Alas these feelings of mine must stay hidden

You liked me but now I don’t know

The emotions in me are wrong and forbidden

Its like it was all just a show

All there is to do is wait

And trust that this love lies with fate

R.N.

8th Grade

Rio Vista Middle School

Of a Flower

As a flower opened a warm Spring day,

The colors shown brightly.

I just wanted to stay.

As I sat quietly,

I watched the little bud bloom.

I felt a burst of happiness.

There was nothing that could turn this day to gloom.

As I stayed into myself unless,

It would start to rain.

But the drops might feel nice.

The flower would feel no pain.

The beauty of the flowers has no price.

The power…

Of a flower.

E. Z.

8th Grade

Rio Vista Middle School

“Where did the Last Piece of Strawberry Cheesecake go?”

Where did the Last Piece of Strawberry Cheesecake go?

Inspired by the poem,”This is Just to Say,” by William Carlos Williams

I have consumed

The last wonderful piece of strawberry cheesecake

That was within the refrigerator

Inside the plastic container

Behind the gallon of milk

And which

You were most likely

Saving

For your routine dessert at 9:00pm

Forgive me

It was so flavorful

So creamy

And so mouthwatering

-By T. A., 7th gr. RdV

“Luscious Luxury”

Luscious Luxury    

Inspired by the poem, “This is Just to Say”, by William Carlos Williams

I have consumed

The in-season berries

That were camouflaged

With the other

Refrigerated delicacies

In the early morning

Undoubtedly

You were

Intending on

Serving them

To you and me

Tomorrow for breakfast

My apologies

They were

Scrumptious, satisfying

And juicy

By B.L., 7th gr., RdV

2013

“Poolside”

Poolside

Inspired by the poem, “Just to Say”, by William Carlos Williams

I have sipped and gulped

The last bit of lemonade

That was put into the back fridge

Between the eggs and the milk

And which

You were probably picturing yourself

Drinking by the clear waters of the pool

On a red-hot summer’s day

Forgive me

The beverage was so cool

So bittersweet

and so savory

Marissa Alfaro

2013

“No Regrets”

No Regrets

Inspired by the poem

“This is Just to Say”,

by  William Carlos Williams

I have savored

The ice cream sundae

You prepared yourself

And hid cleverly in the freezer

In the very back covered by

The box of chocolate chips waffles

As well the box of  frozen pepperoni pizza

And which

You were surely

Planning to enjoy

As a relaxing treat

After having a long tiring day

Forgive me

It was so delightful

So cold

Yet so irresistible

And I do not regret it

One bit

-V. M., 7th gr. RdV

2013

“Cali Life Burritos”

Cali Life Burritos

Inspired by the poem ‘’This is Just to say’’ by William Carlos Williams

I have devoured

The burritos

That were in

The taco truck

And which

You were probably

Going to sell

Forgive me

they were so

so tasty

And so Mexican style

by V. T., 7th gr. RdV, 2013

“Those Enchiladas”

Those Enchiladas

Adapted from the poem,

“This is Just to Say”,

by William Carlos Williams   

I  have consumed

The enchiladas

That were on

The table

And which

You were probably

Keeping

For later

Forgive me

They were spicy

So tasty

And so warm

– By J.A., 7th gr. RdV

2013

“Grapes”

Grapes

    Inspired by the poem, “This is Just to Say”

by William Carlos Williams  

I have devoured

   The grapes

  That were in

       The back of the fridge

    And which

You were expecting

       To eat

    For a snack

    Forgive me

They were delightful

      So juicy

  And so fresh

By: J. C., 7th gr. RdV

2013

“THE HOT DOG GONE WRONG”

THE HOT DOG GONE WRONG

Inspired by the poem, “This is Just to Say”,by William Carlos William

I have enjoyed

        The last Hot Dog

 That was

       In the bowl

Next to the barbecue

And which

         You were definitely

Looking forward to nibbling on

         For an afternoon snack

Forgive me

       But it was yummy

With ketchup and mustard on top

        Very delightful

Sadly there’s not another one

      For you

        – by I. A. L., 7th gr. RdV

2013