Teen Poetry Happens met on November 15 and was in a grateful mindset. Here are their creative works!
“Grateful” by Courtney Gant
I’m grateful for expression – the art of getting it from the brain to the page.
I’m grateful for the way the air smells in the fall of the year, the falling of the leaves, the chill of the air.
I’m grateful for warm socks, flannel shirts, and the way a cup of tea makes you feel.
I’m grateful for relatable music, art, and successful expression.
I’m grateful for free speech, for the ability to come together with others, for choker necklaces, and for good vibe places.
I’m grateful for chaos when my world is dull, and for silence when my world is loud.
“Light” by Noah Nowell
I’ve seen light in your eyes
Symbolizing the hope in the moment of victory
I am thankful for the light
“Teddy Chubbs” by Chayton Chumley
I am grateful for my dog. He literally is the best thing to have happened to me, ever. We got him when I was nine and he’s been the best dog since.
Once, when I was thirteen, a pitbull escaped my neighbor’s yard. My tiny, eight pound Teddy Chubbs protected my six year old sister. He almost died and now has PTSD. But, thankfully for me and my family, he is still alive.
“Grateful” by Gracie Norton
The Walking Dead
Eat all the Food
Fall Out Boy
“Grateful for Love” by Nolan Ritchie
Love reveals itself in multiple ways
In the potter toward his clay
In a friend who is with you to the end
In a dog’s tail
when even as an owner you fail
In your family’s care
In God, who is love
and knows every hair
It is important to forever remember
you are loved and you are not alone.
“Grateful Julia” by Julia Webb
Any kind of art
The will to wake up in the morning
“Song” by Janah Bucknum
“Janah’s Observation” by Janah Bucknum
Motivational to the
More Artistic minds
“Grateful Janah” by Janah Bucknum
Little brothers always
Annoyingly catchy songs
Cats wait for me
To swing the light
Prism, chasing the rainbows
Plants all over the window
Candles on the sill
Wearing silly costumes,
‘cause if I don’t, who will?
“Thankful Margee” by Margee Dunbar
I am constantly thankful for the freedom to express my vocabulary and inspiration in the form of poetry and books. And, of course, read other amazing art, which is quickly accepted as good. I am also thankful for my family and friends, now to write the poem. This was my inspiration.
thankfulness is good
it lets us get through our day
without want for more