The Other World

Clippert Academy

Poems from The Other World, v.9, (2017)

 

A Wall Of Questions

Is there a heaven?
What’s after death?
Do we relive the same life
or start a new one?
Do we know our destiny?
Can we reach the stars?
Do we suffer to learn?
Why aren’t we able to unfeel pain?
When will it be the end of us?
Is love an option?

Arlette Acosta


 

To Brighten Your Darkest Days

I have nothing else to give you
so I give you a candle
for when the world turns dark,
I give you a coat
to guard you from all the cold people that
may come your way.
I have nothing else to give you
so I give you the sun
to brighten up your darkest days,
so I give you a joke
to make all your worries go away.
I have nothing else to give you
so I give you a window
to be your way out when you’re stuck,
I give you a shoulder
to cry on through your darkest
and coldest moments.

Cassandra Aguilar


 

I Will Give You The Sky

I have nothing else to give you
so I will give you the sky.
I will let you get the stars
and put them in your eyes.
I will let you take the darkness and put it in your
hair. I will let you take
the moon and put it in your
chest. You will light my way.
I will let you take the sun
and put it in your mind.
I will let you get the clouds
and put them in your sweater.
Until it’s all gone, when the
night and day is white, then
I will get the bright white
color that is left and I
will put it in your teeth.

Jose Flores


 

A New View

We are living inside a poem
where the sun isn’t just a sun.
It’s a spotlight where
you can be you.

Where the wind isn’t just wind,
it’s a friend whispering to you
and making you feel free as
you run through the fields.

Where the moon isn’t just a moon,
it’s your parents telling you to
go to sleep because you will need it.

Where a friend isn’t just a friend,
it’s your happiness and
who cares about you.

Where you aren’t you
because with your smartness
you turn this world
into something
very beautiful and creative.
That something is a poem.

A poem that states
that we live
inside a poem.

A poem that will
make all your sadness
and anger
disappear into paper.

Sandra Cruz


 

The Wagon

Outside my window
this old wagon that has
never been touched.

Yesenia Garcia


 

Sup

Have you ever
done the “what’s up” nod?
Yes, you have.

Aishlyn Hernandez


 

What I Will Give You

I have nothing else to give you
so I give you shoes so you may walk on water,
I’ll give you light so you can see in the dark,
I’ll give you shelter so you can rest,
I’ll give you a tree so you can breathe,
I’ll give you a plane so you can fly
above the stars.

Sergio Zamudio


 

Word Is A Light

Word is a light
that is needed when there’s no hope.
That will always be there once you find it.
That makes you who you are.
Light is in all of us,
we just have to know where to find it.

Melissa Vega

October 18th, 2017|