April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.
Her eyes are chocolaty hazelnut brown
Her fur a mixed brown with black
But it’s not her looks;
What’s got us is how she acts!
A knock on the door
She growls with ferocity
while hurling herself into the attack.
Rovera, it’s just the UPS guy! We roll our eyes and groan
But we’re secretly pleased she’s sort of got our back
Of course there are ups and our downs.
Once she destroyed my phone
Once she jumped into the suitcase I’d just packed
And the list does go on and on!
We love her all the same
She’s right on up there on the family tree.