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Posted by on May 3, 2016 in ACE Learning Center, ACE Partners, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

Oakland International High School Announces ACE Poetry Contest Winners

By Guest Blogger Samosa, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Oakland International High School

These poems are the cat's meow! Now these are real treats, Riley.

Now these are real treats, Riley. ┬áThese poems are the cat’s meow!

Once again, Oakland International High School poets amaze me with their nuanced and complicated relationships with technology! Our students work so hard each day to learn a new language in a new country and often, technology is the bridge that helps them learn and helps them stay connected to the people important to them, thousands of miles away.

Looking forward to reading all of the other winners at our ACE sister schools!

First Place

TECHNOLOGY SPENDS TIME WITH ME, by Robert “The King” S.

Technology
Thanks for allowing me
to share time with you
And also for the sad moments
we passed together
And thanks for feeling with me
and for the talks with people
who were far away
when I needed help

Second Place

THE SOUNDS OF THE HEART, by Manuel S.

Technology
To listen to the cries of your monitors
of all the things that don’t have hearts
to the sound of of your circuits–
It can be the fake smile
of false friendships

Third Place

ON TECHNOLOGY, by David & Kathie

The new technology gives me a headache
I leave it for another day, and now I’m not
interested

I don’t understand how modern apparatuses
work, my mind no longer reasons
and I dont know how to get it

Many keys and buttons leave me
mystified, and I don’t understand
the reason when I try to use it

It’s taken me a lot of work to make
it something that I can use, and then I stop
when I need someone to help me

The inventions happen really quickly, and I,
in the past, when things were simpler,
I might have felt better

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