Monday, October 10, 2011

Our First Post: Poems

This is our very first post! Welcome to sevenatenine. Here is your first helping of poetry. We hope that these poems will satisfy your hunger for verse. If you have any more good poetry "recipes" or completed "dishes," email them to our head chef, Mr. Vogelsinger at These poems are short, "snacks" so to speak. They are written by some of Mr. Vogelsinger's students about the book, The Outsiders. They are also inspired by Simon and Garfunkel's classic song, "I Am A Rock."
The blog "servers" selected the ones they feel are the best. Please, add comments to let these writers know what you think of them. Enjoy these "snacks" and stay tuned for the first "meal!"

I am a hammer,
Tough, durable
I break in,
then build up and slip away
until I am need again.

I am a pencil,
small and useful,
yet easily broken.
I can have
a sharp point.

I am a stray dog,
When I shouldn't be,
But still friendly on the inside.

I am a baby bird,
Lost in a big world,
Left without parents to guide me,
Learning to fly on my own.


  1. Great start! I can't wait to read more!

  2. i have a dog and i like the pencil one