Posted on 04-26-2012
Young mothers share literary inspirations
The roots of Día de los Niños (April 30th) began in Latin América as a holiday honoring children and has been adopted by the United States with a variety of festivities that highlight the beauty of children Through The Weekly Issue/El Semanario’s Student Writing Project, we highlight the literary talents of students with their written submissions. This week students from Denver’s Florence Crittendon High School submitted various poems inspired by their children. We applaud the student’s efforts in sharing their genuine love and praise for their children, and their written talents.
By Vanessa Almeida
Who eats mommy’s milk and loves watching t.v
Who laughs at awkward noises and funny faces
Cries ma, every time she’s hungry
Cries for attention when she’s alone
Jaqui of the long-soft haired baby and her favorite pink pacifier
Who is learning to rollover
Scared of loud random noises
Scared of scary looking people
Lover of naps, hugs, and kisses
Lover of toys hanging high, and anything lickable
Thanks to you, I can always smile on a bad day
Thanks to you, I have a reason to love life again
Jaqui of the long naps
Who eats mommy’s milk and loves watching t.v
Vanessa Almeida is a freshman at Florence Crittenton High School.
In the Eyes of a Child
By Dalia Apolinar
A child is a free innocent soul, waiting to explore the word.
The park is their jungle, their house like a playground.
A box is their spaceship; thin air is their best friend.
They love yummy cookies and hate yucky cooties.
They look at a mirror and make funny faces,
then eat spaghetti to have saucy faces.
They look under their bed for big scary monsters,
get stories read about fun, jelly bean jumpers.
You can’t say no or they’ll throw a fit,
they’ll kick and scream for berries and cream.
They live everyday like it’s truly their last
and enjoy every moment by having a blast.
Dalia Apolinar junior at Florence Crittenton High School.
By Crystal Betancourth
Who eats spaghetti and loves ice cream
Who laughs at daddy’s funny faces and loves to go with Mama Mercy
Cries for her babies and when I say bye bye
Hesed of the brown eyes and curly hair
Who is learning ABC’s and counting 123
Scared of dogs and the dark
Lover of Dora, Boots and Elmo
Lover of pigtails and pink sandals
Thanks to you we’re all happy
Thanks to you we all laugh
Hesed of the wonderful, long days
Eating spaghetti and loving ice cream.
Crystal Betancourth is a junior at Florence Crittenton High School.
My Miracle Who Brought Me Life
By Angelica Contreras
For Violet, my unborn daughter
Who eats orange berry smoothies and loves Chinese food.
Who laughs at mommy’s and daddy’s weird conversations, and moves when mommy’s trying to sleep.
Demands mommy takes daytime naps and goes to the bathroom every two hours.
Violet and her love for ice cold Dr. Pepper.
Who is learning how to grow and is pumping blood through her heart, whose bones are getting stronger each day.
Scared of daddy and mommy’s arguing.
Scared of what the world might be like as she gets older.
Lover of food and sleeping 24/7.
Lover of hearing mommy and daddy’s loud music
Thanks to you, I have changed and done better with my life
Thanks to you, mommy and daddy are closer than ever and promise you we will always love you, until the day we die.
Violet, my sweetheart, who enjoys smoothies and Chinese food.
Angelica Contreras Freshman at Florence Crittenton High School.
By Andrea Flores
To my Linguine, my Tiny Love, my J.J., my son
Who would rather eat a hot wing than ice-cream
Screams so loud, he turns red like a tomato
My Linguine, who I give the funniest nicknames to
My Tiny Love, who is learning to talk, goes around asking,“Uh?” “Uh?”
My J.J., scared of the dark and loud unexpected noises
Lover of macaroni, apple juice and grandma
Lover of the movie Nemo and mama
Thanks to you I can breathe again
Thanks to you I am alive
My Son, Jonethan Jeremiah
Andrea Flores is a Junior at Florence Crittenton High School.
By Serina Gallegos
Who eats baby snacks and love bananas
Who laughs at you when you make funny faces and when you play ball with him
Cries for his mommy and daddy when they leave
Isaiah of the curly and blonde hair
Who is learning how to walk
Scared of the vacuum when on
Lover of the vacuum when off
Lover of sweets and cookies
Thanks to you, you made my life better
Thanks to you we became a family
Mommy and Daddy love Isaiah!
Serina Gallegos is a junior at Florence Crittenton High School.
By Desiree Hutchison
For Adriana who,
Is very energetic like the energizer bunny,
Who eats everything but her meat! And loves to torment her sister.
Who laughs at pain and papa when she’s done something wrong.
Says, “your silly” and “Mommy, Gaby won’t leave me alone”
Adriana of the bronze skin and poufy hair.
Who is learning how to tie her shoes,
Scared of the dark and turning upside down.
Lover of jell-o and ice cream,
Lover of mommy and tangled.
Thanks to you every one is entertained,
Thanks to you mommy loves you!
Adriana of the bronze skin and poufy hair!
Desiree Hutchison is a senior at Florence Crittenton High School.
Mi Amor Por Ti
Por Corina Lozoya
Mi niño te veo crecer, tu dulce mirada me hace feliz
Sabiendo que un día me vas a decir “Mama, te quiero”
Estavas en el hospital por un mes, tradando de sentir a mama
Mi amor por ti, es mas grande que el amor que la tierra le tiene al mar
Mi amor por ti, es mas grande que el amor que yo me tengo
Mi niño, te veo sonreir, tu sonrisa hace al sol salir
Sabia que los años van a pasar y vas hacer un hombre
Todos los días del almanezer te veo ,
No hay un día que no te quiera mas que ayer
Mi niño mi amor por ti es grande.
Corina Lozoya is a senior at Florence Crittenton High School
By Keosomalee Prark
Who eats rice and beans and loves playing with other children
Who laughs at his mom chasing him and his step dad making funny faces
Cries, “Mum Mum” *
And meow to the cat
Adan of the banana face and cookie crumbs
Who is learning how to drink out of a cup
Scared of mistakes and leaving his mom
Lover of remote control, mommy’s make up and all his friends in daycare
Lover of milk and attention
Thanks to you for making my life better
Thanks to you for being the best son
Adan of the loving memories,
Eating rice and beans and loves playing
With other children.
*mum mum= milk in Cambodian
Keosomalee Prark is a junior at Florence Crittenton High School.
By Itzel Sánchez
Who eats Taco Bell and loves fruit roll-ups
Who laughs at his little uncle and goes everywhere with grandpa
Cries for “Spiderman where are you” and when mommy leaves
Diego of the wavy hair and big head
Who is learning to count 123 and colors
Scared of el cucui on the closet
Scared of spiders walking in the wall
Lover of hot wheels, Spiderman, and monster trucks
Lover of wet mud between fingers and running in the rain
Thanks to you we all remember to laugh
Thanks to you we all smile
Diego of the happiness of every day
Eating Taco Bell and loving fruit roll-ups
Itzel Sánchez is a senior at Florance Crittenton High School.
By Dominique L. Roberts
Who drinks milk and loves blue
Who laughs at his mother’s facial expressions and smiles.
Who cue’s when he wants to be played with and picked up.
Ja’relle of loving to suck his 3 fingers and sticking his tongue at you when you try to kiss him.
Who is learning how to repeat mama’s words.
Scared of the dark and loud sounds.
Lover of people, colors and baby sounds.
Lover of kisses on his fat cheeks and being held.
Thanks to you you’ve changed my life.
Thanks to you you’re the reason I’m smiling every day.
Ja’relle my life who drinks milk and loves blue
Dominique L Roberts is a freshman Florence Crittendon High School.
Who eats Cheetos and loves playing outside
Who laughs at funny faces and tickle time
Shouts “My Momma!” and “My Dadda!” while giving her sweet hugs
Lenae of the fare skin and messy hair
Who is learning her “ABB’s” and animal sounds
Whose answer to EVERYTHING is, “NO!”
Lover of candy and her movie Puss in boots
Lover of talking on the phone and five little monkeys jumping on the bed
Thanks to you we have a beautiful family
Thanks to you I know what love really is
Lenae of the bubbly personality and lovable laugh
Jessica Sedillo is is a junior at Florence Crittendon High School