Oakland International’s ACE Poetry Contest Mascot Meows and Writes Limericks
By Sailaja Suresh, Director, Oakland International High School Learning Lab, and Poetry by Violet, OIHS ACE Poetry Contest Mascot
Oakland International High School (OIHS) ACE Poetry Contest has a new mascot: Introducing Violet!
Oh, lovers of poetry and lovers of cats, you are in for a treat this year! Here’s Violet, our new mascot, lover of poetry, lover of technology, and lover of looking down at one and all from high bookshelves. She offers this poem in anticipation of this year’s annual Poetry contest!
Limerick on Poetry
There once was a dog named Riley,
Whose face and demeanor were quite smiley.
I looked upon him with awe
As he wrote poems with his paw
Doting on Lucy Rose rather shyly.
Perhaps her next poem will be about her catty perspective on life–for now, she hopes that she can prove once and for all that Violets are not blue, but a fetching mix of black and white. Here’s to a month of new poems!