Poems by VBS Children
Below are a selection of poems, written by some of our VBS participants. You will agree that they are powerful, insightful, and layered with meaning. From the mouth of babes. Let’s learn something together.
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Coming In From Outside
by Kyelek Richardson
Channel 9 News Another Homicide
It was my friend Akil
People chatter “No Big Deal”
Taking it to the chin
Wondering in this city will I lose or win
5 days ago Godmom died
Holding it in trying not to cry
Telling my young ones to be strong
Because you don’t got long
Victory is around the block
Don’t stop even if you see the sign stop
Granddad, Aunt, Uncle, friend gone this year
Graveyard to graveyard here to there
If you remember anything I said
Make your dreams come true, don’t keep it in your head
You want to become an angel
But face the screams of a man
Laying down, close my eyes
Praying no one else dies
Waking up seeing the sun
That’s God’s way of saying we won
Lived to see another day
And to that I pray
“Thanks for watching over me and my family,
I know you won’t abandon me.”
Success is your ticket out of this town
That’s the best way to get around
Looking up at the stars
Knowing I will go far
Let dark thoughts come to light
Because it’s time for darkness to end.
I Am The Face Of God
by Azia Jenkins
I am the face of God
for all to see
My face sparkles like God
They love my face
because they said
You look like God
Yes, I do look like God.
I met myself in the water
and in my reflection and shadows.
I am the red bird called a red robin and I help the world.
If I can change the world I will make bad things better.
No more bad things.
I met myself in heaven.
I will meet myself in a purple dress.
I will meet myself in pictures.
I will meet myself in my imagination.
I met myself in this world.
I will meet myself in college.
And when I meet myself in college I will make a lot of friends
and I will love all teachers and counselors too.
I love everybody in the world.
When My Mom Told Me
When my mom told me my dad was dead,
I had death in my head.
When my mom told me I was sad.
I felt like a lost puppy.
I still had a mommy.
When my mom told me she was sad too.
I told her I love her.
My life was sad that day.
It make me want to run away.
I know the Lord is with me.
I could see.
I felt my heart was dark.
Like an old abandoned park.
You can’t run away from your problems.