Student Poetry from Period 2
Inspired by The Hunger Games
Found Poem: The Shock
It was as if the impact had knocked every wisp of air from my lungs
Unable to speak.
Someone was gripping my arm,
I started to fall.
Then I see her, the blood drained from her face,
Hands clenched in fists at her sides.
That brings me back to myself.
With one sweep of my arm I push her behind me,
"I volunteer," I gasp.
"I volunteer as tribute!"
by Sofi C.
Hazel brown eyes that sparkle in the moon light.
Tastes like the color of his hair: honey butter,
and smells like a fresh loaf of bread out of the oven.
Feels like watching the sun rise.
Sounds like the sway of the palm trees that dance in the ocean breeze.
He looks like sweet cotton candy.
The odds are always in his favor–the odds that died.
Peeta Mellark is a hero of District 12.
by Regina N.
Sorrow is the black of the coal dust
It tastes like a thousand tears
It smells like the darkened dust on the path home
It feels like the searing pain of work and no sleep
It sounds like the screaming of a thousand men shouting for rebellion
It looks like the black powder on the streets to the hob
Sadness is as black as the night skies
by Keegan M.
Lonely is a cloudy gray
and it tastes like bread broken for one
It smells like coal dust in the mine
It feels like running with no one else there
and it sounds like the reaping,
carrying out a crying Prim
It looks like an empty table with a dull look on your face
Lonely is silent woods far away from the city
by Valerie S.
Joy is yellow
And it tastes like sweet cookies from the bakery
It smells of fresh sourdough bread right out of the oven
And it feels like a warm blanket sitting by the fire on a cold winter day
It sounds like a soft comforting voice
And looks like a young innocent boy
joy is hope for the doubtful tributes
by Ryan N.
Found Poem: Tracker Jacker Attack
The pain. The swelling. The ooze.
The empty shell.
“To the lake!” “To the lake!”
Spewing green liquid.
My knee the size of an orange.
“Is this real?”
by Nina G.
The Wonderful Life of Cato
In a district of glory
With nothing but pride
Has food to eat every night
Volunteers at 18
With a 98% percent chance of winning
He goes to the capitol
He shows his strengths
But not his weaknesses
His score is 10
He enters the arena
He kills about 6 at the start
And forms an alliance
Slowly his alliance dies
Mainly by his main antagonist
The food explodes
"I actually have to hunt to survive"
"This is new", he thinks
He walks in the woods
All of a sudden
Mutts attack him
He runs to the cornucopia
Only to find Katniss and Peeta
The Hunger Games have started
Gets Peeta in a head lock
Katniss shoots him in the arm
Peeta pushes him to the ground
He is dead
by Sam H.