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Posted by on May 31, 2022 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report | 1 comment

Winning Poems from Oakland International High School Soar in the Air

Bessie here.

I’m flying around in circles for the ACE Poetry Contest winners from Oakland International High School (OIHS.)  Bessie the butterfly here, OIHS poetry contest mascot, and here are the winning poems from the two OIHS contests. These are amazing poems that look at the big and little worlds the poets live in and find truth and spirit about themselves and what they do. So OIHS. Some poems are in Spanish, so use Google translate if you need to.

Congratulations to the high flying winners. You are wonderful poets.

9th/10th Grade Contest

 

First Place – Cristina Lopez

Yo

De un pequeño país de talento y movimiento El Salvador con peligro no te miento.

De día y de noche es hermoso se reflejan entre sí el cielo y el mar la playa bella como medalla.

Con fauna y flora así es el. Te hace tener contacto, las lágrimas del cielo caen en ti. El bosque lindo con sus retoques.

Entre versos y rimas te pierdes nos toca el cuerpo o el corazonado musica dejate llevar y piérdete en el ritmo todo ella es especial como la túnica, cínica de tu cintura.

Como creemos en eso que nos anima en eso que esperas. La esperanza lo que te da confianza y enseñanza. La paz en este mundo queda muy grande esa palabra.

Nadie sabe en realidad cómo funciona el amor hacemos lo que creemos correcto. El amor es abrumador y aveces es muy acogedor pero también te da temor. La tristeza algo de mucha delicadeza y naturaleza humana. La felicidad algo momentáneo una falsedad de voluntad humana.

La familia es importante, te da un hogar, mis padres son mi hogar. Bea, bichita apodos recuerdos de infancia jomos borrados y jomos serán sacados de mi mente y corazón.

Comida una lucha y ayuda hacia mi amo todas los sabores y la sensación de sentirlos.

Mi rareza la conocen esas personas que me aman, mi locuras de nacimiento mi tontera es de 24/, me amo y me idio haci soy yo.

 

Christina’s Poem in English

I

From a small country of talent and movement El Salvador with danger I do not lie to you

Day and night it is beautiful the sky and the sea reflect each other the beautiful beach like a medal. With fauna and flora that’s how he makes you have the contact the tears of heaven fall on you the beautiful forest with its tweaks.

Between verses and rhymes you get lost, it touched our hearts and our bodies. The music let you go and you lose yourself in the rhythm, off of it is special like a tunic cynical of your waist.

How we believe in what encourages us in what you expect, what gives you confidence an teaching peace in this world. That word is very big

Love is overwhelming and sometimes it is very welcoming but it’s also scary. Sadness something of great delicacy and human nature. Happiness something momentary, a falsity of human will.

Family is important which my parents are my home. Bea bichita are memories of those nicknames that will never be removed or erased from my mind.

Food a fight and help towards me I love all the flavors and sensations of feeling them.

My rarity is known by those people who love me, my madness is from birth, my nonsense is 24/7. I love and hate myself I just don’t understand myself but that’s how I am.

 

Second Place – Herlinda Lucas

I am like a lake, I live like the river and I have peace like the trees.

The air makes my days beautiful.

I am like the light of the moon like her, and like me there will be no other, we are unique.

I am like sunflowers, sunflowers are not intimidated despite hidden sun, strong wind and plump clouds but always shining.

I am like the ocean, the ocean is a confidant friend, a friend who absorbs everything that

is told to him without ever revealing the confided secret, few people are like us.

 

Third Place – Amnah Mohammed

I am from Sudan.

Amusement Parks and Gardens.

A song about Sudan and a song about romance.

My mother’s voice when she spoke to me kindly.

My mom she is name Mashair my sister she name Zahra.

Amona and Nona

Sudanis food and pizza and pasta.

Fasting at Ramadan.

 

11th/12th Grade Contest

 

First Place – Jamilah Ali

‏Wishes wave to the old nations, time runs like a dream and dreams fly beyond the day, seeing in the sky we hold on to names and free tones that are repeated in the atmosphere, the sun sets from face and people see it what is in the dream believing the successive stories from the show of nations that gave us inspiration

 

Second Place – Hendry Cruz Matias

     𝕳’ᣚ Empty life 

 

Do you wanna know what’s my problem?

You see a smile on my face, right

It’s normal, right

You see me normal, right

I am a boy with a lot of joy inside

You will always see me happy

 You’ll keep seeing me like this until I can’t stand it

Until I tell myself to stop lying

Until my shadow tells me to stop

Until the darkness covers my happiness

Until the little happiness I have disappears

Until my hands get tired of covering my mouth of lies

Until the wind takes me flying, for not having a weight of happiness

The reality is, until my happiness is uncovered, and I begin to live in this fragile body, as it really should be, and I stop pretending as I have been doing since I was born, until now.

 

3rd Place – Jissel Maradiaga

 

VENGO DE NAUFRAGAR.

Ese dia estaba algo perdido y me encontraste.

En ese instante me sanaste.

CARAJO, ¿Como lo haces?.

Cada molécula que mueve este sentimiento.

Me da razones para seguir viviendo.

Abrazas mis heridas.

 Embarcado en un mar de males.

He encontrado un paraíso habitable.

Estoy preparado para esta aventura.

Recorriendo cada centímetro de tu cintura.

Quiero perder la totalidad de mi cordura.

Tierra firme.

Es imposible no amarte.

En este lugar  quiero quedarme.

Desierta y atractiva.

Con encantos y desencantos.

Hoy por fin tengo paz.

No me sueltes que me puedo ahogar.

Ya no tengo fuerzas para preparar otro viaje.

No, una vez más.

-JM

1 Comment

  1. Very inspiring! Hope for the future with these young talents. All of you, thank you. Muy gracias.

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