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Pondering the Past: Pantoums

May 14, 2021

As the year closes and students and teachers start to look back on the past year with the Frederick Dreamcatcher decided to look back ourselves with some poetry. Below are several pantoums from Mr. Coon’s creative writing class. A pantoum is a type of poem that discusses memories through repeating lines in a regular fashion. We hope you enjoy these looks back at the past.

 

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies – Camry Brown (Junior)

The tan layer of dough sticks to the tray

The sweet smell of vanilla hangs in the air

Her apron wraps around her body

Flour covers the countertops like snow

 

The sweet smell of vanilla hangs in the air

Cookie cutters are sprinkled throughout the kitchen Four covers the countertops like snow

Powdered sugar melts in the milk and melted butter

Cookie cutters are sprinkled throughout the kitchen

 

The cookies are as golden as the rings on her wrinkled hands Powdered sugar melts in the milk and melted butter

Food coloring turns the icing into a Jackson Pollock piece

The cookies are as golden as the rings on her wrinkled hands Her glasses frame her face perfectly

Food coloring turns the icing into a Jackson Pollock piece Icing paints the shapes of deliciousness

 

Her glasses framed her face perfectly

The tan layer of cookies stick to the plate

Icing paints the shapes of deliciousness

The sweet smell of vanilla covers the sadness of death

 

Remembered By the Stars – Damien Sullivan (Junior)

Getting a game winner has always been my dream

Doing the most important thing will always be a good feeling

Always shooting for the stars and charts to be remembered

Don’t ever settle for less when you could get more

 

Doing the most important thing will always be a good feeling

Weather it’s a kick or a catch it’s the thought and effort to make it

Always shooting for the stars and charts to be remembered

Making the team happy is what matters, we not me

 

Weather it’s a kick or a catch it’s the thought and effort to make it

Actually getting one was the greatest thing especially when it really matters

Making the team happy is what matters, we not me

You’ll never have a better 30 seconds then when your teammates run at you with joy

 

Actually getting one was the greatest thing especially when it really matters

Getting a game winner has always been my dream

You’ll never have a better 30 seconds then when your teammates run at you with joy

Always shooting for the stars and charts to be remembered

 

First Date – Jose Valadez (Senior)

I saw the way you looked as we listened to Bad Bunny.

it was like that one thing that can make you happy with a flick of a switch

as if there was nothing in your way to bring you down.
I saw the way you looked at me and you began to blush and turn red.

 

It was like that one thing that can make you happy with a flick of a switch

As I sat there thinking about the many thoughts at once, you made my day.

I saw the way you looked at me and you began to blush and turn red.
I sat there next to you as you started to sing along as if it took you away.

 

As I sat there thinking about the many thoughts at once, you made my day.

Watching you smile as bright as the sun, as my sight focused on you.
I sat there next to you as you started to sing along as if it took you away.
Thinking of the times I tried to work up the courage to talk to you.

 

Watching you smile as bright as the sun, as my sight focused on you.
I saw the way you looked as we listened to Bad Bunny.
Thinking of the times I tried to work up the courage to talk to you

As if there was nothing in your way to bring you down.

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