“Fishing with My Dad” by 1590

As he drives our big humongous boat out in the
middle of the Susquehanna River
trying hard to catch the biggest fish he can catch and then he felt a bit and started to rill in.

the fish and it was big I mean it was
as big as a cat and when he gets it he says son this is dinner tonight and as we.

take it home to cut it up and clean it out and eat it. And as we were eating it all I can hear is the crunch crunch from my siblings eating it.

and I remember that day as when my dad first took
me fishing with him and that day makes me feel happy every time he takes me fishing now.

and the reason why this dad makes me happy is because it is the first time I ever went fishing with my dad and now I know how.

to do all fishing things by my self because he showed me everything that he knows and that’s why I loved the day I first went fishing.

“Where Did Dad Go?” by 1590

This bothers me every day of my life.
My mom and dad broke up in a bad argument
I want to know what it was about
But I never knew.

After the argument my dad left and never came back
and I still also want to know why he left

is it because I did something wrong?

But growing up to find out what it was
left me in pieces
The reason why is because he was going to jail for selling weed and

that was a 5 year sentence up state
but he still called me and
when he got out he picked me up a lot and got me A lot of things and took me out for my birthday
and for Christmas.
And he took me trick or treating
and sometimes he toke me shopping for no reason and now I am thinking
if he still loves me like he says that he does and.

I believe him
because I am the only child
but I don’t think he loves me
or believes in me the way I believe in him
all I can do is just say that he does and hope I just hope that he believes and loves me the way that I love and believe in him.

And I hope I can see him this weekend. To go on an adventure.

“Sad Song” by 1588

It was a fear I can never escape. Bullying in the hallways at school, bullying at my grandma’s house, and even my cousin Iris
said rude things about me. This is tragedy, when will it
ever stop? I can’t stop feeling bad about myself.

This has happened since the first day of kindergarten. When
I got off the bus, ready to learn, pencil’s in my pocket, and a positive attitude. But the first word I heard wasn’t a
nice greeting from the teacher, it was a name for me
called four eyes.
That’s all the kids called me, in a mean voice.
Four Eyes, Four Eyes
is the name I couldn’t escape.

After that, the bullying went on for the rest of the day.
Being called Four Eyes really upset and discouraged me.
It made me feel as if I was not intended to be at that school. As if I was not supposed to be in this world.
I’m still sometimes upset to this day
because that’s how I still think about myself.
The weird kid with the four eyes.

“Momma” by 1588

I will always remember,
that night in the living room
on an unexpected night close to the spring time that my mom was there for me
during my parents’ divorce.

My mom was so caring about the situation she told me everything was going to be alright I was as calm as the grass on a beautiful day My heart went from ba-bang to a small thud.

She was there for me and felt my pain when no one
else did. I honestly think that she felt guilt about me being sad, because she had a look on her face that told me she was sorry this had happened.

She was loving because she catered to all my needs, she cooked, and gave me and my siblings new clothes. She attended and took us to where we needed to go. That’s why I wrote about my mom, the sweetest person in the world.

“My Hero” by 1586

In my eyes she is like the number one mama. She gave me life
Without her I wouldn’t be alive
writing this poem.

She fed me, she taught me how to walk and how to talk. All the stuff that she left behind
to get my sister and I in better place.
We have a lot of memories

In my home country of Egypt
She had to leave our and her family she left her parents, uncles,
aunts, cousins, friends,
and all our other family members. we all left the memories.

Back there we used to go to the beach two times at least each summer
Sitting there on the beach
Swimming, hear the sound of the waves going wooosh, wooosh, wooosh,

then suhh, suhh, suhh
When they hit the beach
With her
She teaching me how to swim with my dad having fun.

I would say that mom is like a mountain
She holds it strong even though she sometimes crumbles Even though me and mom fight a lot
We know that it all ends good
Because she was just trying to protect me
She is caring and then we just have fun from that point on.

Like at times when I am sitting on my bed in my room
She comes in and maybe I am playing or watching something. Let’s just say she doesn’t like it that much, she says
Asking me to clean my room, do the vacuum, and all that stuff so when I don’t do it right away, that’s when she gets mad, really mad.

I believe that my mom is loving person who is fun, really hard working,
and even if we fight a couple of times, we manage to be alright.

“The Letter” by 1586

I got a letter in the mail
A small, white, clean envelope
But the letter inside had the ability to tell my future

When I opened it, I felt so sad.
Feeling like giving up.
It disappointed me and my family.
My family had to suffer for my actions, had to change their day
feeling bad that I could have done more,
Worked harder, if I would have put my mind to it

I could not do what I wanted to do
For not doing what I have to do
I was so mad and furious that this happened
I tried to work hard for it
but apparently,
it wasn’t enough

I am in summer school.
It is disappointing that I have to do this
Why I failed is that I did not put a 100% in what I wanted to do
and another was that my teacher didn’t always help me For example, if I missed a day my teachers would say, “Figure it out,”
How am I supposed to figure out if I was not there?

But even though I don’t like coming here
I realize I messed up and they are giving me another chance
to do what I have to do and I should be thankful
and I also want to thank the teachers here
They come every day sacrificing their summer time to help us

But I know I can accomplish this with all the help and everything.
And, it is not just school. If you want to do something, just do it.

I know you know you can do it. I know you can do it.

“Life of My Mom and Me” by 1584

My mother went on the run when I was six
stressed with a lot going on,
they found her 2 1⁄2 years later in Oakland, California yes, I’m happy, but it’s still a lot going on

Of course Mumsie is a great person, but some ups and downs occurred then a blessing came along
with the likelihood of a wonderful provider

The world is full of luck people seem to get it often but blessings just fly with the puck but when people are not careful they get put in the coffin

“I believe about my mother is, she is a great women, friend, mom, and person.”
We have overcome many obstacles in Harrisburg, PA
when I found out that she was missing
I was at my father’s house in Susquehanna township

Now today I look back on the day when I saved my mother’s life we were going to my grandma’s church in Marietta, PA
She started to feel a little nauseated so she drove home
She fainted as soon as we walked into our apartment, Boom! Like a demolition building.
So I called 911 without knowing my address until that day
they came right away and saved her, it was scary but it was worth it

I seem to prefer my mother’s emotions as the weather
If I do well then she blossoms like the sun on a light breezy day. But then if I do wrong, or the unexpected,
Then, she’ll pour down raining as the tears, and a blizzard when furious

But at the end of the day she’s my mother
I’m going to love her regardless.
Yeah we’ve had our ups and downs, what family doesn’t? But family is always going to have each other.

“Content” by 1584

It was a day at the Boys and Girls Club in Louisiana. That was a slow, dark day because one of the staff was leaving. He was everyone’s favorite, even the staff’s favorite; but he left and never told us where he went. Everyone was upset. Then, I came home my dog ran away. His name was Wicket. We never found him.

“We’re going for a ride,” said my mom. Then we stopped at a McDonald’s because we had to scrape graffiti off my mom’s car. We got on the highway, and the next thing I know we stop at a gas station for bathroom breaks and snacks. I got three Air Heads in different colors. Then we drove for hours and hours. We finally arrived to Harrisburg. She dropped me off at a house, and my aunt was inside. I heard some arguing outside; then my mom pulled off. I could see her crying before she left, I didn’t know I wasn’t going to see my mom again.

“Dad and Me” by 1582

I was six years old
sitting on the couch with my sister
there was a knock knock at the door.
My mom answered it
while we were watching television
two men were at the door.
Them and my mom went into the kitchen.
Mom was crying the guys came out the kitchen
the men came to me and my sister
they said, “Your dad went to work for a little bit.”
I was confused because stuff like that never happened. My dad never came back.
When I got older I started to figured out what happened to him. I was like wow and went to see him in jail.

“Hard Time” by 1582

This is the biggest tragedy of my life. My mom was having a baby, but dad left because he went to jail and the baby wasn’t born yet. So my uncle came and got me for school when I was in kindergarten I didn’t know why he never comes and gets me he said, “Your mom is in the hospital; she is having a baby.”

I went to the hospital and a lot of people were there like my sister, aunts, nannies, uncle, and friends. Then all of a sudden the doctor came out and said, “The baby is coming”. After all of that the baby was born. Then that’s when the hard part started.

When we got the baby home we realized there are three kids and one mom. How was mom going to take care of all of us by herself? She could barely do anything. She had to start working three jobs. It was hard because she was tired.

My family started helping out as much as they could. That’s when my sister and I started to notice that my mom needed help around the house; so we started helping her with a lot of stuff. My sister and I were really busy all the time. I was too busy like cleaning, school all day, baseball practice, and I helped watch the baby.

We did it for seven years. The seventh year my dad came home it was hard because we had to get used to him home again. So he was home for a while it was just never the same.